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2013-05-06 16:26:17

20 Million Seniors Volunteering Nearly 3 Billion Hours - a Value of $67 Billion; Senior Corps Week - May 6-10 - Showcases Impact of Older Volunteers WASHINGTON, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to new data released today by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), senior volunteering is at a 10-year high - one in three volunteers is a senior age 55 and older. These men and women tap a lifetime of experience to help those in greatest need. More than...

2013-04-09 16:22:10

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National League of Cities (NLC) is co-sponsoring today's first-ever Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service. Led by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), today's recognition focuses on AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers who help city leaders every day by managing community volunteers, providing health services, restoring city parks, supporting food banks and homeless shelters, and through...

2012-09-04 02:25:32

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grandparents have a significant and growing impact on the well-being of their grandchildren and families, a fact brought home by a new infographic being released today by the nonprofit, Generations United. "As the graphic illustrates, grandparents and other adults over 50 are making major contributions to society, whether through volunteerism and advocacy, financial support, child care, or simply sharing their wisdom and knowledge," said...

2012-05-07 02:27:36

Senior Corps Week - May 7-11 - honors Senior Corps volunteers for "Making A Difference for Generations" and encourages more communities to harness the talent and skill of Americans 55+ WASHINGTON, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Corporation for National and Community Service is joining with organizations across the country to honor the powerful impact of Senior Corps volunteers and encourage more Americans 55+ to serve their communities through the third annual Senior Corps...

2012-01-19 08:00:00

Research reveals that there´s no end in sight for a majority of senior volunteers surveyed, who say they´ll go on “forever.” The Home Instead Senior Care® network has announced the Salute to Senior ServiceSM program to honor these older adults who go the extra mile to make a difference for charities and community service projects throughout North America. The program, which kicks off this month, will include a search for the most outstanding senior volunteer in each...

2011-12-23 22:20:00

Home Care Assistance of Greater Chicago gives back this holiday season Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 23, 2011 Home Care Assistance of Greater Chicago, a leading provider of non-medical, in-home care for seniors, is proud to announce its participation in the 12 Days of Caring campaign. Our 12 Days of Caring is inspired by the warmth and spirit of our caregivers and clients; there are countless stories of caregivers helping clients send holiday cards for the first time in years or seniors who...

2011-09-19 06:00:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New data released today by the Corporation for National and Community Service indicates that 18.7 million older adults - more than a quarter of those 55 and older - contributed on average more than 3 billion hours of service in their communities per year between 2008 and 2010. The yearly economic benefit of this service to the nation equals more than $64 billion.(1) "Communities across America are seeing the benefits from the talent...

2008-10-13 12:00:41

Pacific Retirement Services, Inc. (PRS), a national leader in the Senior Living industry (www.retirement.org), announced today that its Executive Director of Community Services, Becky Snyder, has been appointed to the Oregon Voluntary Action and Service Commission (OVASC) by Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski, as confirmed by the Oregon Senate. Ms. Snyder began her three-year term on October 1, 2008. Also known as Oregon Volunteers, the OVASC has up to 25 voting members supporting its...

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2006-07-10 08:55:00

By Amy Norton NEW YORK -- Retirees who do volunteer work in schools may help not only children but their own health as well, a study suggests. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore found that older adults who served as mentors and tutors in their local elementary schools became more physically active in their daily lives. Those who were sedentary before joining the volunteer program, called Experience Corps, more than doubled their physical activity levels during the school...