New program available for seniors

| August 25, 2022

COAD (Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development) was formed in 1971 by a few local community action executives to create a unified voice for their services. It has since grown to represent 17 CAC agencies in the 30 Appalachian counties of Ohio. The main divisions are the community development division, early care and education, and the senior programs division.

AmeriCorps Seniors is made up of three programs, (foster grandparents, senior companions, and the RSVP program). RSVP is a community of changemakers. They are a part of AmeriCorps Seniors, a federal agency connecting individuals and organizations through service and volunteering. Today, there are more than 200,000 AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers in more than 23,000 locations, who collectively give millions of hours of time, wisdom, and support to the most urgent needs in their communities.

The RSVP program is open to all people age 55 and over working or non-working with no income guidelines. The program likes to recognize the volunteers for their dedication and accomplishments with an annual recognition event, and there are other benefits of the program. They just started a new program in Coshocton and Holmes counties, the Grandpal Program. This is a program where you can volunteer from your home; it involves writing a short letter to a student once a month. We are seeking volunteers and have many opportunities available. To find out more about volunteering opportunities and the program call Elaine Wilson, volunteer coordinator for Coshocton and Holmes counties at 330-204-4347.

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