Volunteer Programs Celebrated in Ten Cities During Senior Corps Week

More than 4,900 seniors in Connecticut contribute their time and talents in one of three Senior Corps programs.

  • Foster Grandparents serve one-on-one as tutors and mentors to more than 1,000 young people who have special needs.
  • Senior Companions help more than 320 homebound seniors and other adults maintain independence in their own homes.
  • RSVP volunteers conduct safety patrols, renovate homes, protect the environment, tutor and mentor youth, respond to natural disasters, and provide other services through more than 830 groups across Connecticut.

The programs operate in ten Connecticut cities - Bridgeport, Bristol, Danbury, Hartford, New Britain, New Haven, New London, Norwalk, Norwich, and Waterbury.

Senior Corps Week 2013 is May 6-10 to align with Older Americans Month – a time to celebrate, recognize, and highlight the extraordinary contributions that Foster Grandparents, RSVP, and Senior Companion volunteers make through service in their communities each and every day.  [See video.]logo_sc_week_2010sc

The Corporation for National and Community Service is joining with organizations across the country to honor the powerful impact of Senior Corps volunteers and encourage more Americans 55+ to serve their communities through the fourth annual Senior Corps Week.

For more than four decades, Senior Corps volunteers have used their lifetime of skills and experience to meet community needs. Today more than 330,000 volunteers age 55+ are serving through Senior Corps' three programs.  The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that improves lives, strengthens communities, and fosters civic engagement through service and volunteering. CNCS annually engages more than five million Americans in service to meet local needs through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and national days of service; improves communities through the Social Innovation Fund, and leads President Obama's national call to service initiative, United We Serve.

To learn more visit NationalService.gov  or call 202-606-5000 or TTY 1-800-833-3722.