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Volunteer Spotlight

Shirley Spain  RSVP Profile Although Shirley Spain has been involved with RSVP since 1974, it wasn’t until she retired in 2004 that she finally had the opportunity to volunteer on the other side of the organization. “Before it was RSVP the group came under the...

Affordable Ways Seniors Can Stay Happy and Healthy During COVID-19

As a result of the coronavirus restrictions, staying home is the new normal. While self-isolating is important for keeping yourself healthy and preventing the spread of COVID-19, this change in routine can have a negative impact on your overall well-being. Seniors, in...

Busting the Myths About Seniors and Exercise

Just because we are aging, it’s not time to sit down! In fact, it’s just the opposite. Now more than ever, it’s important for seniors to maintain an active lifestyle in order to reap maximum health benefits.  There are many reasons that people become more sedentary as...

The Benefits of Intergenerational Mentoring

The Benefits of Intergenerational Mentoring A third of today’s youth lack mentors, according to a recent report from mentoring.org. In the meantime, there are countless older adults who are isolated, lonely and in need of companionship. It only makes sense to bring...

Family Album Spotlight

Lillie Davis lives her life by the Golden Rule, to do unto others as you would have them do unto you. For more than 21 years, she has been a volunteer with the Senior Companion Program, serving more than 24,000 hours.  An Alabama native, Lillie graduated from R.B...

Financial tips for making the most of your senior years while living on a fixed income.

People over the age of 65 often have financial trouble. The problem has been called a “silent crisis” because so many seniors simply do without basic needs and remain quiet out of pride or hopelessness. The good news is that there are plenty that seniors can do to deal with monthly cash shortages and even long-term fiscal troubles. Here are a few tried-and-true tips that can bring a measure of relief to those struggling to survive and thrive on fixed incomes.

Lessons from the recent pandemic.

Without a doubt, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we do everything. For those of us in our golden years, we have to be especially careful—and here’s why: as we age, our immune systems get weaker, which makes it more challenging for older adults to fight off infectious diseases.

Help yourself by helping others: Make a commitment to volunteer

(BPT) - Did you know that 35,000 hours of volunteering is the equivalent of working 40 hours a week, 52 weeks a year with no days off for 17 years? For American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) member Sarah Brooks, who was recently recognized for volunteering more than 35,000...

Report: Financial fraud is targeting older adults at record levels

(BPT) - The financial exploitation of older people is a rampant epidemic in America. A recent report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau revealed that each incident of financial fraud cost older adults ages 70 to 79 an average of $45,300. And when the older...

Bonnie Atchison

“Outside of my regular job, everything I have done my whole life has been volunteer work,” says eighty-six-year-old Bonnie Atchison of Columbiana. A school teacher for twenty years, Bonnie taught English, speech and drama at Shelby County High School and is a Sanford...

Family Album Spotlight

Lillie Davis lives her life by the Golden Rule, to do unto others as you would have them do unto you. For more than 21 years, she has been a volunteer with the Senior Companion Program, serving more than 24,000 hours.  An Alabama native, Lillie graduated from R.B...

Financial tips for making the most of your senior years while living on a fixed income.

Financial tips for making the most of your senior years while living on a fixed income.

People over the age of 65 often have financial trouble. The problem has been called a “silent crisis” because so many seniors simply do without basic needs and remain quiet out of pride or hopelessness. The good news is that there are plenty that seniors can do to deal with monthly cash shortages and even long-term fiscal troubles. Here are a few tried-and-true tips that can bring a measure of relief to those struggling to survive and thrive on fixed incomes.

Lessons from the recent pandemic.

Lessons from the recent pandemic.

Without a doubt, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we do everything. For those of us in our golden years, we have to be especially careful—and here’s why: as we age, our immune systems get weaker, which makes it more challenging for older adults to fight off infectious diseases.