Six Volunteer Teams Recognized for Innovative Service to Older Adults
This week, n4a and the Aging Network Volunteer Resource Center, announced the six teams that will receive monetary awards as part of a national competition to recognize and support the work that trained volunteer teams are playing in communities across the country in making sure that older adults get to critical medical appointments, are counseled in Medicare options and more.
The six volunteer teams will each receive $4,000 to help further their missions:
- Area Agency on Aging 1-B, Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP), Southfield, MI
- Blount County Office on Aging, Senior SMiles: Neighbors Driving Neighbors, Maryville, TN
- Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey, Easing Hunger Volunteer Team, Toms River, NJ
- Newark Senior Center, Senior Surfers Computer Club, Newark, DE
- Pima Council on Aging, Green Valley-Sahuarita Volunteer Clearinghouse (GVSVC), Tucson, AZ
- Rides For Ridgefield, Rides For Ridgefield, Ridgefield, CT
To be considered for the awards, volunteer teams from across the country submitted stories detailing how the team directly contributed to the organizations mission, how volunteer team members benefitted from their service experience and how the team made a measurable difference in their community. Submissions were judged on effectiveness, impact, sustainability of the program, replicability and perceived value to the community.
Learn more about the winning programs.