Area 10 Council on Aging of Monroe and Owen Counties, Inc.

Contact Information

631 W Edgewood Dr
Ellettsville, IN 47429 - 1142
(812) 876-3383 523
FY 2015 RSVP Competition

Executive Summary

An estimated 400 RSVP volunteers will serve. Some of their activities will include

-visiting and assisting homebound seniors/those with disabilities with daily living activities in their homes, so that they can live independently as long as they are able;

-delivering nutritious meals/groceries to homebound seniors and those with disabilities so that they can maintain and/or improve their health while also living independently;

-providing health education classes, programs, and activities to seniors, including physical exercise, nutrition, and mental health, so that they can live longer and stronger lives;

-raising money through thrift shop sales so that preschool scholarships can be offered to children of low-income families;

-supporting disadvantaged children in preschools and grade schools through tutoring, classroom support, and educational activities designed so that children will remain in and succeed in school settings; and

-providing support to veterans as they age, through companionship, support in doing daily living errands, and assistance in applying for state and federal benefits, so that veterans can live more comfortably and healthfully.

The primary focus area of this project is Healthy Futures. At the end of the three-year grant, 130 homebound seniors, veterans, and those with disabilities will have developed relationships with volunteers that increase their social ties and perceived social support. The CNCS federal investment of $93,213 will be supplemented by $40,777 ($39,948 grantee share plus $829 excess).

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