Retirees Can Still Make a Difference

Please donate your 4-ply non-wool yarn so that our volunteers can keep making the lap robes that we donate to nursing homes and assisted living facilities.  Call Tom at 303-426-4408 Ext. 208.

Schools Where All Thrive Tutor/Mentor Program (SWAT):  Now in Adams School Districts 1, 12, 50 and Brighton 27J, teams of 3-5 volunteers help 2nd or 3rd grade students who are behind in reading skills. We need volunteers for placement next Fall, particularly in the Brighton area.  We are currently planning our training sessions for new volunteers.  We need your help, so please call us right away! Contact Ron Ausmus at 303-426-4408 Ext 218 or

New Volunteer Programs for 2013:  “Vets Helping Vets” to help meet the needs of Veterans and Military Families; Speakers bureau to alert the public on being adequately prepared for natural/manmade disasters; Environmental cleanup to increase recycling (Thornton area).  If these programs interest you contact us now at RSVP at 303-426-4408 Ext. 208 so we will be able to fully address these areas of need.

Adams Community Garden CO-OP:  Approximately 20 community gardens are operating this summer in southwestern Adams County from the northern Denver County line north to Brighton.  Many have a need for volunteers to help.  The CO-OP not only provides food for the gardeners, but also donates to area food banks.  In 2012, they donated almost 47,000 servings or almost 6 tons!  Call RSVP for information.

Meals on Wheels Delivery:  Drivers are needed to deliver to eligible clients in Aurora, Brighton, and western Adams County so that they don’t have to remain on waiting lists or go hungry.  Call RSVP now.

Other important volunteering:  Providing in-home/respite care; providing transportation services to homebound/elderly; serving congregate meals, serving in hospitals, serving at food banks, serving in senior centers, serving on boards and agency committees.  Call us about the many openings in your area.

Are You Missing Out On Benefits?  Thousands of potential Medicare beneficiaries in Adams County are eligible but not enrolled in the Medicare Savings and Low Income Subsidy programs. The Colorado Gerontological Society has opened a Certified Application Assistance Site at Senior Hub, 2360 W. 90th Ave.  Call Senior Hub at 303-426-4408 Ext. 204 to schedule an appointment to see if you qualify.

We need more volunteers for the above program:  Volunteers will be trained to assist for 4 hours, one day/week. You’ll provide: Enrollment assistance for Medicare Savings and Low Income Subsidy Programs; follow-up on choosing prescription drug coverage and other benefits.  Please contact Tom Rapp at 303-426-4408 Ext. 208 or e-mail today!

Adams/E. Arapahoe RSVP places older volunteers 55 and up in 80 locations across Adams County and in Arapahoe County east of I-25. Call 303-426-4408, or e-mail Tom Rapp at for general RSVP information, or about RSVP’s SWAT Tutor/Mentor Program.

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