Our senior volunteers are strengthening Santa Cruz County by providing their time, energy and skills to help our community thrive. Last year senior volunteers working through our Retired Senior Volunteer Program contributed an impressive 97,380 hours. We invite you to join us in celebrating the substantial contributions of local seniors this month in honor of Older Americans Month (OAM).
This year’s theme, “Blaze a Trail,” illustrates the ways older adults are engaging in their communities and blazing a trail of inspiration that effects the lives of people of all ages.
To highlight the actions of seniors we’ve started a photo collection and we hope that our local seniors will continue to contribute their photo. We invite all seniors to snap a picture sharing how they are blazing a trail for their community.
We are also excited for a day of action in partnership with Coastal Watershed Council and our friends at Village Santa Cruz, a non-profit grassroots organization of people who envision aging as an active and empowering time of growth and new learning. Together we will celebrate Older Americans Month with a river walk clean up on May 21 from 9AM-11AM. We will be “Blazing a Trail” of positive impact by joining a national movement of river stewardship and supporting the health of our local San Lorenzo River.
If you are looking for additional ways to transform our community for the better, check out opportunities to assist the dedicated volunteers at Helping Hands Senior Home Repair that provide seniors with the necessary repairs to enable older adults to stay safe in their homes. In addition, our volunteers in the Transportation program would love to have support with volunteer drivers.
Jump in and Volunteer or Donate with us today!
Blog Post written by Helping Hands Coordinator Tara Ireland who inspires volunteers to give back to local seniors in need. Last year through her program safety related home repairs were provided at 236 homes in Santa Cruz County.Share this: