Masks of Love Project Needs Your Help Today!
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Positive Maturity has joined forces with the city of Birmingham and State Senator Linda Coleman-Madison to sew face masks to be distributed to seniors, adults with disabilities and the homeless population. Do you have cotton fabric you no longer need? Are you a seamstress looking for a way to help while in quarantine? Do you have a gently used sewing machine you could donate to our seamstresses? Join us in making Masks of Love today by giving a monetary donation or a donation fo your time! Contact Positive Maturity at 205-801-3211 for more information today.
Community partners include: Watkins Cleaners, ACIPCO, Salvation Army, United Way of Central Alabama, Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging, RSVP volunteers, AARP, the Walker Area Community Foundation and the Shelby County Commissions. Masks of Love will be distributed throughout Jefferson, Shelby, Blount and Walker counties as they are completed
The mission of the RSVP – Lead with Experience 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.
We believe that seniors are in the prime of their lives–and we provide the programs to enhance and empower them through social services and civic engagement. The Shepherd Center at Don Hawkins is a vibrant place full of activities to cater to many interests, giving seniors a place to connect with new friends while giving back to the community or learning new skills.
Although there is a wide range of resources and services available in the community for seniors, sometimes families need help navigating this complex system. A Geriatric Social Worker can provide information and referral to the community at large and light case management services to those who qualify. Positive Maturity is here to help!