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About Perry County RSVP

Retired Senior Volunteer Program

 

Perry County RSVP

Ruth Liff-Gray, Director

121 West Brown Street, Suite C
New Lexington, OH  43764

(740) 342-7220 - Phone

Office Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

Email: rsvp@perrycountyohio.net

Click HERE to view/download the RSVP informational brochure.

 

Volunteer Handbook

(Click to view/download)

Handbook Cover
Acknowledgments, Collaboration, and Intro
History of RSVP
Joining and Placement
Reporting Hours
Volunteer Benefits

 

Photos below from 2018 RSVP Volunteer Recognition Luncheon. Click to view full size.

RSVP Military Care Packages

The Perry County Retired Senior Volunteer Program sends military care packages four times a year to our overseas military.

 

The Perry County Retired Senior Volunteer Program sends military care packages four times a year to our overseas military.

We send these care packages for Easter, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. If you would like to donate, please choose from the list below. You may drop donations off at the RSVP office located at 121 W. Brown St., New Lexington, OH. In addition, you are invited to help package the donations. Please call Ruth at (740) 342-7220 dates, time, and location.

What to send in a military care package:

Personal Care

Toiletries - toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, cotton swabs, disposable razors, travel size shampoo, individual packaged tissues.

Personal care - individually packed unscented baby wipes, eye drops, lip balm, unscented lotion, aspirin or other pain reliever, feminine hygiene products.

Foot care - Moleskin, medicated foot powder, athlete's foot ointment.

During winter months - disposable hand warmers, long underwear, fingerless gloves.

Goggle style sunglasses - your service member will appreciate these if he or she is deployed in the desert.

 

Entertainment and Communication

Reading material - paperback books, current magazines, comic books.

Word games and puzzles - crossword puzzles, word searches, jigsaw puzzles, playing cards, frisbees, yo-yos.

Electronics - portable DVD/CD player, handheld electronic games.

Batteries - size AA and D batteries.

Writing material - notepaper, envelopes, pens, pencils, stamps.

 

Reminders of Home

In every package, be sure to include:

  • A personal note or special reminder of home.
  • Your children's art projects or schoolwork.
  • Homemade goodies in an airtight container.
  • The Sunday comics from the local newspaper.

 

RSVP - Health Benefits of Volunteering

 

Retired Senior Volunteer Program

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United States Senate Resolution 230

Senate Resolution 230 from the June 4, 2019 Congressional Record -- RECOGNIZING THE SIGNIFICANT MILESTONE OF SENIOR CORPS VOLUNTEERS SERVING 50,000,000 HOURS IN 2018

 

United States Senate Resolution 230

 

SENATE RESOLUTION 230—RECOGNIZING THE SIGNIFICANT MILESTONE OF SENIOR CORPS VOLUNTEERS SERVING 50,000,000 HOURS IN 2018

Mr. WHITEHOUSE (for himself, Mr. CASSIDY, Mr. DURBIN, Mr. REED, Mr. COONS, Mr. MARKEY, Ms. ROSEN, Ms. KLOBUCHAR, Ms. HIRONO, Mr. BROWN, Ms. BALDWIN, Mr. JONES, Ms. SMITH, Mrs. CAPITO, Mr. KING, Mrs. FEINSTEIN, Mr. BLUMENTHAL, Mr. MANCHIN, Mr. VAN HOLLEN, Ms. DUCKWORTH, Ms. COLLINS, and Ms. McSALLY) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to:

S. RES. 230

Whereas volunteers in the United States who are 55 years of age and older (referred to in this preamble as ‘‘senior volunteers’’) provide much needed services to their communities, neighbors, and friends; Whereas Senior Corps, through the RSVP, Foster Grandparent, and Senior Companion programs administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, provides meaningful volunteer opportunities to 220,000 senior volunteers and recruits thousands of additional community volunteers;

Whereas, for more than 5 decades, RSVP volunteers, Foster Grandparents, and Senior Companions have played an important role in strengthening communities by contributing their experience, knowledge, and accomplishments in order to—

(1) help their neighbors recover from natural and manmade disasters;

(2) provide nutrition services;

(3) mentor and tutor schoolchildren;

(4) support veterans and military families;

and

(5) provide respite care to caregivers;

Whereas in 2018, Senior Corps volunteers provided more than 50,000,000 hours of direct service through more than 23,000 nonprofit, educational, and faith-based community groups nationwide;

Whereas structured volunteering by senior volunteers—

(1) keeps those senior volunteers active, healthy, and engaged;

(2) helps communities across the United States by solving local problems;

(3) helps the United States by saving taxpayer dollars, reducing health care costs, and strengthening democracy; and

(4) helps seniors live independent and productive lives;

Whereas the RSVP, Foster Grandparent, and Senior Companion programs have proven

to be cost-effective ways to engage senior

volunteers in volunteer service that meets

pressing community needs;

Whereas recent research suggests that—

(1) volunteering not only slows the cognitive decline of aging for older individuals in the United States, but also provides an important pathway for alleviating loneliness; and

(2) throughout the United States, and especially in rural areas, older individuals are ‘‘aging in place’’ and are thereby particularly susceptible to loneliness, which undermines health and is linked to early mortality;

Whereas the United States should expand senior volunteer service opportunities to take advantage of the talents and experiences of the 10,000 baby boomers who will retire each day for the next 20 years;

Whereas, at a time of mounting social need and growing interest in service by older individuals in the United States, the United States has an unprecedented opportunity to harness the talents of senior volunteers to address community challenges; and

Whereas the people of the United States should join in the celebration of Senior Corps volunteers during ‘‘Older Americans Month’’ in May 2019: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Senate—

(1) acknowledges the contributions that Senior Corps volunteers make to—

(A) the communities in which those volunteers live and serve; and

(B) the United States; and

(2) encourages the people of the United States to recognize the contributions of senior volunteers.

Upcoming Events
Perry Neighborhood Connection June 2019 Meeting Jun 18, 2019 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM — Ludowici Factory of Ideas - 4757 Tile Plant Rd, New Lexington, OH 43764
Perry County Composting 101 Workshop Jun 18, 2019 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM — Mt. Aloysius - 5375 Tile Plant Road, New Lexington, OH 43764
RSVP Chronic Disease Class - Alzheimer's Disease Jun 20, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM — Somerset Lane Apartments - 214 N Market St, Somerset, OH 43783
2019 Glenford Fort Hike Jun 22, 2019 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM — Glenford Fort - 11995 St Rt 757, Glenford, OH 43739
United Way of Muskingum, Perry, and Morgan Counties Annual Celebration 2019 Jun 25, 2019 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM — New Lexington Elementary School - 2550 Panther Dr. NE, New Lexington, OH 43764
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