An enthusiastic crowd of special guests and community leaders attended the Coming of Age/RSVP Johnson County launch event hosted by Shepherd’s Center Central on September 22, 2010. The event was held in the atrium of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art of Johnson County Community College where those attending learned more about this innovative approach to volunteer recruitment and retention.
Coming of Age/RSVP Johnson County Coordinator, Liz Zamora, will concentrate on strengthening partnerships and retaining and expanding the base of existing RSVP volunteers who have donated thousands of hours of service throughout the county.
Sandra Aust, Director, Coming of Age: Kansas City, hopes this new initiative will bridge the gap between those looking to give back and meaningful volunteer opportunities that will make a real impact in the community.
”Johnson County is a community of very generous people. They give freely of their time and talent. Coming of Age/RSVP can help take volunteering to a whole new level and Shepherd’s Center Central is delighted to be a part of it all,” said Aust.
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The National Council on Aging has brought back its informative web site MyMedicare Matters. This is a great resource on Medicare issues. It talks about the basics of Medicare.
James Smallwood, 62, started The Choice Is Yours by accident.
Almost 20 years ago, he ran across a group of single mothers in Camden, N.J., who were duped into buying dilapidated houses.
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Boomers may not have the opportunity to save the world, as the Greatest Generation did, but they can still redeem themselves by saving the American economy.Continue Reading
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First-Ever Senior Corps Week Celebrates Volunteers “Making a Difference for Generations”
Washington, DC – For more than four decades, Americans age 55 and up have used their lifetime of skills and experience to solve problems and strengthen their communities. The Corporation for National and Community Service is joining with organizations across the country to celebrate the extraordinary impact of 55+ volunteers through the first-ever Senior Corps Week, taking place September 20-24.Continue Reading
Civic Ventures has teamed up with the New York Times Knowledge Network to offer people interested in encore careers practical advice about the job market.
The course will be offered online through The New York Times Knowledge Network on Fridays, October 22 and 29, from noon to 1:15 p.m. Eastern time / 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Pacific time. Cost: $95.Continue Reading
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The Lenexa Historic Society is looking for volunteers for the Lenexa Chili Challenge held October 15th and 16th.
Volunteer opportunities include:
The festivities begin at 5:00 pm Friday night with live music and activities for all. This year we will be adding a large fireworks display to the event on Friday night. The contest begins Saturday at 9 a.m. and concludes at 4 p.m. with the announcement of the winners. There is an admission charge of $2 per adult. Children 12 and under free. There will be chili to sample, games, music, and live entertainment.
Contact Becky Emmerich, email@example.com to get involved!
Medicalodges Gardener is seeking volunteers to send birthday cards to nursing home residents on their birthdays. You could brighten someone's birthday by making sure they receive mail on that special day. Cards are provided by the facility and you can volunteer from the comfort of your own home on your own schedule. Contact Lesta Bell Feldkamp, (913) 856-6520 or firstname.lastname@example.org to become involved in this opportunity.
Bridging The Gap, a Kansas City-based environmental organization, is using a grass-roots approach to increase curbside recycling rates in targeted neighborhoods in Kansas City, Mo. BTG will be engaging and educating residents via door-to-door canvassing and literature drops about recycling and various solid waste issues in Kansas City.
There will be multiple dates to choose from; both weekday and weekend dates available. This opportunity is great for groups or individuals!
Training: There will be a 40-50 minute training before going into the field.
For more information, or to sign up, contact:
Sadie Gardner at 816-561-1061, ext. 126 or e-mail email@example.com
What: Shepherd’s Center Central is partnering with Jewish Family Services to provide free yard clean-up services for older adults that can no longer do it on their own and find it difficult, in these harsh economic times, to hire someone to do the work for them.
When: November 1-21
Drumm Farm is seeking an Executive Director with a passion for foster care and innovative programming, who will lead the organization into the future. This individual will: