Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio Inc.
RSVP of Northwestern Ohio will facilitate and direct volunteer service for an estimated 800 unduplicated volunteers in Ohio Opportunity # 7 encompassing the ten counties, of Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Sandusky, Williams, and Wood Counties. The volunteers will contribute service to older adults, individuals with disabilities, economically disadvantaged children, and veterans and their families. All service will be provided through a total of 17 work plans, a total of 800 volunteers and a network of 93 volunteer stations geographically distributed throughout the ten counties. The primary focus area of the project will be Healthy Futures with 38 stations, 9 work plans and 416 volunteers, which is 52% of the total of number of volunteers supporting the performance measures. The following service activities are representative of the Healthy Futures work plans. The volunteer service activities addressing Aging in Place will include services such as weekly one on one visitation of homebound older adults to provide companionship and to monitor their ongoing quality of life provided by the Toledo Police RSVP Patrol Program. Food delivery will be provided by volunteers representing stations such as Mobile Meals of Toledo on five days per week with weekend provisions. Area Office on Aging Caregiver (AOoA) Support Program volunteers will also provide weekly non-professional respite assistance to support primary caregivers with their care giving responsibilities. Service activities for Veterans in the primary focus area will be provided in conjunction with the Department of Veterans Affairs at their Toledo Community Based Clinic and the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky, Ohio. RSVP Volunteers will be generating increased social support for the veterans and their families. At the end of the 12-month performance period, 2,425 homebound or order adults and individuals with disabilities and caregivers will report having increased social ties and social support and 667,597 individuals will report increased food security, and health care information, assistance, access to benefits and health education will have been provided to 5,555 individuals. The CNCS federalinvestment of $129,222 will be supplemented by $93,880 of non-federal resources.