Monday, July 13, 2009

Make it Happen Mondays

All over the USA, Seniors are using their years of experience and knowledge in a servant leadership capacity in their communities. They are volunteering their services when needed. On Mondays we are looking forward to sharing the stories of some of these "make it happen" senior volunteers along with interesting volunteering opportunities.

Do Volunteers
Make A Difference?

Senior Adult Services in Carrollton, Texas says:

"Our mission is to improve the lives of seniors and caregivers when they face the challenges of aging. We believe that we can have the greatest impact by giving seniors more choices and enhancing their independence, by supporting family caregivers and by involving the community in the delivery of services."

I was interested in the web page on the SAS site where I found the image you see above. Here is what they say:

Last year volunteers donated 15,699 hours of service to SAS. They delivered over 10,741 home delivered meals and made over 560 repairs to 205 seniors’ homes. In addition they provided office support, transportation, friendly visits, case management assistance, and information and referral services and served on boards and committees.

Senior Adult Services offers opportunities for student groups, businesses, families and individuals. On their webiste they say, "Whether you are interested volunteering only seasonally, occasionally or on a regular basis, we have a place for you!"
To learn more: attend a volunteer orientation on the first Tuesday or fourth Thursday at 4 p.m. or contact Tammy Payton by email:

A VOLUNTEER is a person who remembers to do the thing to make other people happy, who takes the loneliness out of the alone by talking to them, who is concerned when others are unconcerned, who has the courage to be a prophet and to say the things that have to be said for the good of all.

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