Wishing you Happy Holidays!
You’re invited to enjoy a special presentation of Arabian Nights’ Christmas show available at a discounted rate thanks to your support of Florida Senior Programs. Don’t miss it!
We had the great opportunity this past weekend to travel to Dothan, Alabama for the 2012 National Foster Grandparent Conference. Once in Dothan, we were surrounded by fellow Foster Grandparents from across the country and together we got to visit, learn about being a great volunteer, senior issues, children’s issues, sightsee, and overall have a great and full weekend! Big thanks to Jackie Walker and her team from the Human Resource Corporation for putting on such a wonderful event.
Of course, the Foster Grandparent volunteers made this trip so wonderful! Our highlights include:
The Housing Choice Voucher Waitlist is now open! It is open through this Friday, September 29th at 11:59 pm. This waitlist is only opened every couple of years – so now is the time to consider applying.
The Housing Choice Voucher program is the federal government’s major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly and the disabled to afford decent, safe and sanitary housing in the private market. The Orange County Housing & Community Development Division will be accepting pre-applications to establish a waiting list of eligible applicants. This pre-application process will be open from September 24 at 12:01 am through September 29 at 11:59 pm on-line at www.ocfl.net/waitinglist. For more information, please contact Ramona Rivera at 407-836-0922 or Ramona.firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, check the Section 8 housing choice voucher for elders – 2012
Created in 1971, RSVP is the nation’s largest volunteer program for older adults, annually engaging 300,000 Americans in community service that meets pressing local needs. RSVP helps nonprofits and public agencies expand their impact by engaging experienced and committed volunteers in service. RSVP volunteers allow organizations to increase their capacity and make a difference in the community.
Get involved in our new and exciting volunteer opportunities for caring adults– 55 and better– and serve in programs that meet critical needs in Orange, Osceola, and Volusia counties. We are recruiting volunteers in these focus areas:
Reading with 3 and 4 year old children to strengthen their vocabulary skills, increase their comprehension, their ability to re-tell a story, and develop a lifelong love of reading. Note: You do not have to be a former teacher or educator to help in this area
Mentoring for Educational Success
Mentoring young people (ages 7 to 15 years old) to provide guidance and leadership that reinforces appropriate social behavior, provides nurturing support and encouragement, and engages a child in education-related activities that build his/her self esteem and appreciation for academic success.
Prevention of Childhood Obesity and Nutrition Education
Serve with healthcare professionals to provide comprehensive services to teens with chronic conditions which result from unhealthy habits and teach teens how to make healthy lifestyle choices.
Preparing our Community for Disasters
Disaster preparedness is a vital component for any organization, especially those in Florida. According to the Better Business Bureau, nearly 55% of organizations do not have a disaster plan and between 25 to 40% will not reopen after an unexpected business interruption. After comprehensive training, RSVP volunteers will work with local businesses and non-profit organizations to provide disaster preparedness and planning services.
If you would like more information or would like to join one (or more) of these exciting new programs, please contact Star Barto, RSVP Program Manager at 407-298-4180 or e-mail email@example.com