Texas Senior Corps Projects Celebrate National Senior Corps Week
Senior Corps Projects throughout Texas recently recently honored the tremendous contribution of Senior Corps volunteers during the second annual Senior Corps Week, September 19-23.
Throughout the year, Foster Grandparent, Senior Companion, and RSVP volunteers contribute to the health and vitality of their communities by meeting critical local needs, whether tutoring at-risk students, providing job training to veterans, supporting independent living, or responding to natural disasters.
"As the 78 million-strong Baby Boomer generation looks for ways to give back to their communities, Senior Corps offers a powerful way to link them to meaningful opportunities to make a difference," said Dr. Erwin Tan, director of Senior Corps at the Corporation for National and Community Service. "Older Americans bring a lifetime of skills and experience that can be tapped to meet community challenges. Our Senior Corps programs engage older Americans in solving problems and serving those most in need, making senior service a vital investment for our nation now and into the future."
Throughout Senior Corps Week, volunteers, project directors, community leaders, and residents from across the nation took part in celebratory events and service activities to honor the remarkable volunteer work of Americans age 55+ who help solve problems, fill critical community needs, and provide a model for lifelong leadership.