2022 Summer Newsletter

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING RSVP’S TRIBUTE DAY

After much discussion and out of an abundance of caution, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Tribute Day that had been scheduled for September 14, 2022. Though the COVID climate has much improved, we still feel the risk of holding an indoor event with over 300 senior volunteers in attendance is too great. Please accept our apologies for this cancellation and know that you will not be forgotten! We are planning to distribute a special gift to each and every active RSVP volunteer in the Fall.

ABOVE AND BEYOND

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!



AmeriCorps Seniors Pledge

I will get things done for America – to make our people safer, smarter and healthier. When faced with a pressing challenge, I will bring Americans of all generations together to strengthen our communities. When faced with children at risk, I will help them stay in school and on track for a brighter future. And when faced with older adults in need, I will provide support and compassion so they may age with grace and dignity. Working for the greatest good, I will use my lifetime of experiences to improve my country, my community, and myself through service. I am an AmeriCorps Seniors volunteer, and I will get things done.