How You Can Help

The mission of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is to provide a variety of opportunities for persons age 55 and older to participate more fully in the life of the community through significant volunteer service. RSVP is a service of Blount, Jefferson, Shelby and Walker Counties.

The Foster Grandparent Program provides stipend volunteer opportunities for low income adults, 55 and older, who are able to meet eligibility requirements. Foster Grandparents work with children in Jefferson County who are deemed “at-risk”—serving as role models, mentors, tutors and friends.

The Senior Companion Program provides stipend volunteer opportunities for low income adults age 55 and older who can meet the eligibility requirements. Senior Companions are assigned to frail seniors and adults with disabilities in Jefferson County to assist their efforts in maintaining their independence. They are also able to provide respite services for families in need.

How We Can Help

Shepherd Center East is a nutrition site offering free hot lunches Monday-Friday (for adults who meet the eligibility requirements). It is a Meals on Wheels distributor and activity center for adults age 55 and older.

Positive Maturity provides a Geriatric Social Worker who helps senior adults and their families navigate the complex system of resources and services available in the community. Our Geriatric Social Worker provides information and referral to the community at large and light case management services to those who qualify.

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