Retirees Can Still Make a Difference – Nov. 2013

Schools Where All Thrive Tutor/Mentor Program (SWAT): Students who don’t read at grade level by the end of 4th grade have an 80% chance of not finishing school and dropping out. Our solution is to put teams of senior volunteers to work with 2nd or 3rd grade students behind in their reading skills. You’ll help them practice reading and mentor them in productive life skills. We’re serving elementary schools in Adams Districts 1, 12, 50 and Brighton 27J. We need 30-50 morel volunteers for 2 hours per week. We’re planning our upcoming training sessions for new volunteers. Contact Ron Ausmus at 303-426-4408 or We need your help to prevent throwaway kids!

Please contact Tom Rapp about the programs below at 303-426-4408.
Senior Tax Preparation Assistance Program. Tax season is coming and many volunteers are needed to help with this vital program. Call RSVP today so we can help fill the many open volunteer slots.

Adams County Food Bank (Commerce City area) Get good exercise by helping unload the food delivery trucks at the food bank. Call RSVP for more information. They can use several helpers.

New 2013 Programs

  • 1.”Vets Helping Vets” a program to help meet the needs of Veterans and Military Families. Veterans and/or the spouses of vets will assist veterans with meeting their needs while providing companionship. Be a part of the planning team that’s putting this new program together. Call today!
  • 2. Disaster Prep Speakers Bureau to alert the public and especially senior citizens on being adequately prepared for natural or man-made disasters. This is very timely after the recent floods. We need you!
  • 3. Thornton Recycling Campaign to work with schools and businesses to promote recycling of anything recyclable. Help Keep Thornton Beautiful develop and run this new program to promote recycling and help with recycling events in the City of Thornton. Be part of the planning team by calling now!

Meals on Wheels Delivery: Drivers are needed to deliver meals in Aurora, Brighton, and west Adams County so those on waiting lists won’t go hungry. Other volunteering: Providing transportation services to homebound/elderly; providing in-home/respite care; serving at area food banks; serving congregate meals; serving in hospitals; serving in senior centers; serving on boards and agency committees. Donate 4-ply non-wool yarn so volunteers can make lap robes for nursing home residents.

Missing Out On Benefits? Thousands of Medicare beneficiaries in Adams County are eligible but not enrolled in Medicare Savings and Low Income Subsidy programs. Call Senior Hub at 303-426-4408 to schedule an appointment to see if you qualify. We also need volunteers for this program. You’ll be trained to provide enrollment assistance for Medicare Savings and Low Income Subsidy Programs; follow-up on choosing prescription drug coverage and other benefits. You’ll help 4 hours, one day/week.

By Tom Rapp, Director Adams/E. Arapahoe RSVP at Senior Hub, Inc.
Adams/E. Arapahoe RSVP places volunteers 55 and older in locations across Adams County and Arapahoe County (east of I-25). Call 303-426-4408, or e-mail for information.

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