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National Senior
Service Corps

For more than thirty years, the Senior Corps has linked over 450,000 older Americans to volunteer opportunities in their communities. There are over 2,500 here in metro Atlanta. The Senior Corps is divided into three programs:

  
Other Services
Meals on Wheels

Adult Day Programs

Senior Community Center

SeniorNet Learning Center
  • Foster Grandparent Program,
  • Senior Companion Program and
  • Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).

These are opportunities for interested older Americans to find the challenge and rewards for significant community service right in their own backyards.

Foster Grandparent Program
SCS' Foster Grandparent Program is a national, intergenerational program that recruits seniors 60 years of age and older, who provide individual attention, love, tutoring, understanding, stability and trusting relationships to children with special needs.

The Foster Grandparent volunteers touch the lives of children who are emotionally, physically and mentally handicapped, abused or neglected, and young people in the juvenile justice system.

The Foster Grandparent Program serves 135 grandparents and more than 1,500 children in DeKalb, Gwinnett and Fulton counties at: Rehabilitation and Education for Adults and Children, Inc.; Georgia Regional Hospital; Grady Memorial Hospital; City of Decatur Schools; Lorenzo Benn Youth Development Center; Atlanta Public School System; Head Start and Gwinnett County Schools.

The Foster Grandparent volunteers receive a small tax-free stipend for 20 hours per week; transportation assistance; a meal during service hours; annual physical examinations and pre-service orientation and monthly in-service training.

The Foster Grandparent Program began in 1965 and today it remains the only program of its kind in the metropolitan Atlanta area. This wonderful association between grandparent and child has proven over time to be extraordinarily beneficial to both volunteer and child.

Senior Companion Program
SCS' Senior Companion Program is a service initiative through which people 60 and older provide assistance and friendship to elderly individuals who are homebound.

By taking care of simple chores, such as paying bills, grocery shopping and providing transportation to medical appointments, Senior Companions help make the lives of people they serve less lonely. Respite care to relieve live-in caretakers for short periods of time is another valuable service provided. Most importantly, this program enables seniors to continue to live independently.

Senior Companions serve two to four clients through 20 hours of weekly volunteer service. They receive modest tax-free stipends, reimbursement for transportation, meals during service, annual physical examinations and accident and liability insurance while on duty.

Participants of the Senior Companion Program share lifetime experiences with other seniors and join the more than one-half million older Americans who strengthen communities across the country.

Retired & Senior Volunteer Program
The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) offers anyone 55 or older a wonderful opportunity to use their time, talents and wisdom to serve their community.

SCS sponsors the largest RSVP program in the southeastern U.S. with about 2300 volunteers who contribute more than 380,000 hours of service each year to hospitals, museums, police departments, juvenile courts, schools and other non-profit agencies in Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties.

In addition to traditional volunteer activities that enhance the quality of life of hundreds of men, women and children, SCS' RSVP is also known for creating innovative programs that enable seniors to directly impact the communities in which they live. For example, SCS' RSVP volunteers were instrumental in developing a "Court Watch" program to fight the consumer fraud against the elderly. &Court Watch" was started in DeKalb County and has been so successful that it has quickly caught on in other metropolitan Atlanta counties and at a national level.

If you would like more information about any of our many programs and services, please contact Senior Citizens Services at (404) 351-3889 or complete our Email Form.

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Senior Citizen Services of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc.,
a non-profit 501c3 tax exempt organization, serving seniors since 1965.
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