The Senior Service Corps Programs are examples of our partnership with other community agencies to harness the power of volunteers and place them in a wide variety of volunteer locations throughout the metro Atlanta area. The Senior Corps is comprised of the Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) -- a national, intergenerational program for recruiting seniors over 60 who provide individual love and nurturing to children with special needs. The Senior Companion Program (SCP) recruits seniors over 60 who provide assistance and friendship to homebound seniors. The Senior Corps also includes the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) offering volunteer opportunities to more than 2,000 seniors to serve their community through work with hospitals, juvenile facilities, courts, schools, and other non-profits agencies.
The Adult Day Care Program enables approximately 75 seniors to continue living at home while having a place to go during the week for activities, meals, care, and friendship.
Other programs and services are available through Senior Community Center. In addition to providing meeting space the center is host for the SeniorNet Learning Center. This is an opportunity for seniors to learn computer skills.
As we approach the year 2000, the number of persons in metro Atlanta (age 60 years and older) is increasing rapidly. With this growth comes the need to ensure that we can continue to meet the special needs of our elderly, the fastest growing segment of our community.
SCS needs the support of many individuals, corporations, foundations and organizations -- both public and private. Our funding resources need to cover the full expenses of running its programs and to continue meeting the fundamental needs of the older persons we serve.
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