CHARLOTTE, cure N.C., stuff April 24, there 2012 –RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) will host a Senior Volunteer Fair at the Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on May 22nd. Local non-profits and government organizations will share volunteer opportunities in the Charlotte area.
May is Older Americans month and the theme this year is Never Too Old To Play. Very appropriate for all seniors, but especially for seniors in the RSVP program. Multiple studies prove that there are many health benefits associated with volunteering, especially for older adults. Research has found that volunteering provides older adults, (those aged 60 and older), with greater benefits than younger volunteers. These health benefits include improved physical and mental health and greater life satisfaction. Moreover, individuals who volunteer live longer.
So mark your calendar now to attend the Volunteer Fair and to find some interesting and challenging volunteer opportunities. To learn more about the Senior Volunteer Fair and RSVP Charlotte, contact the RSVP office at 704-817-5465 or visit the Web site at www.rsvpcharlotte.org.
RSVP provides opportunities for persons 55 and older to use their life experiences and skills to participate in the community through significant volunteer service. RSVP partners with more than 60 local non-profit agencies and government organizations to offer a full range of volunteer options to make an impact on community needs.
RSVP is a free program to anyone 55 or older. The program, funded under the Corporation for National and Community Service, is also supported by Mecklenburg County and the United Way of Central Carolinas. In Charlotte, RSVP is sponsored by the Charlotte – Mecklenburg Senior Centers.