RSVP’s Sage Bruno and Denise Passarelli attended the first Caregiver Support Program Caregiver and Family Resource Fair held on April 27, 2022. The goal of this program is to engage with caregivers, family members and community partners “to promote the health and well-being of family caregivers who care for our nation’s Veterans, through education, resources, support, and services.”
This event provided a wealth of information for caregivers and families, along with sharing a host of tools and resources that are available with the VA and our local community partners.
Angela Arretines is an RSVP Telephone Reassurance Volunteer. Each Monday, she calls one of our telephone clients, Sarah Perillo. These calls provide not only wonderful socialization, but also serve as a well-check to make sure the client is doing okay. Along with a friendly chat and knowing how much Sarah enjoys music, Angela also plays the piano while on the phone with Sarah! On June 12th, Sarah, who lives at Martin Luther Terrace, a senior housing complex, celebrated her 100th birthday! Angela surprised Sarah, and the other residents, by playing the piano at the birthday celebration! We extend our heartfelt congratulations and birthday wishes to Sarah and our thanks and gratitude to Angela for going “above and beyond” as an RSVP volunteer!