Latest Senior Corps Stories

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...

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...

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...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.