RSVP program helping Rifle seniors

March 28, 2018
Post Independent-Citizen Telegram (CO)

"It's as easy as changing a lightbulb…" but what if changing a lightbulb or shoveling your driveway isn't easy? As a Code Enforcement Officer whose responsibilities include enforcing snow removal, weed maintenance and other municipal laws, Sara Flores came across many seniors and disabled people in the City without the physical capability for labor intensive work. They can't, however, be exempt from the law since many of these regulations are a matter of public safety. Not to be deterred, Sara decided she wanted to start a program whereby people in need could be matched with people who could help and who lived nearby. "I saw a need and started looking for organizations to facilitate it," Officer Flores said. From there she found the High Country Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).

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