Our senior centers provide active seniors with the opportunity to socialize and make friends as well as participate in activities that contribute to overall health and wellbeing. Programming includes guest speakers to discuss topics pertinent for senior living such as technology and healthcare policy.
WHO CAN COME?
Senior Corps Program
Through our Senior Corps program, we connect today’s 55+ with the people that need them most.
We help our volunteers become mentors, coaches or companions to people in need, or contribute their job skills and expertise to community projects and organizations. Volunteers receive guidance and training so they can make a contribution that suits their talents, interests, and availability. You might see us in the kitchen, or out in the community.
The contributions of skills, knowledge, and experience of our Senior Corp member volunteers make a real difference to individuals, nonprofits, and organizations community wide.
RETIRED SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM (RSVP)
Not exactly a mailing service for nonprofits, although this group is known to help do that. This program connects seniors with volunteer opportunities throughout our community. Do you want to build houses, prepare meals, aid disaster victims, serve as a literacy tutor, compile mailings for nonprofits, sort clothing & donations, serve our local veterans, or read to children? Do something different every day, every week, every month sound interesting to you? Then let RSVP get you plugged in! We can help you be as busy as you want with work that is meaningful and social. RSVP provides thousands of volunteer hours to benefit Midland; the real benefit? Great volunteers who are needed and wanted and make a difference in our community; all while making friends and having some fun.
Teachers at MISD are lined up to request a Foster Grandparent. This program puts seniors, that kids refer to as “grandma” or “grandpa” in the classroom to do what grandparents do….they hug, they read stores, help with homework, let kids sit in their lap and they listen. Who benefits? Who doesn’t? Grandparents are NEEDED, to provide children with love and teachers have a bit of help. Some of our Foster Grandparents qualify for a tax free stipend to supplement their income. There is no educational requirement to be a Foster Grandparent, just a love for children!
“I’m so lonely.” “I just want someone to talk to.” Do you like to play cards, watch TV or just chat? Perhaps you can help someone with their grocery list or help them get to an appointment on time? Our Senior Companions fulfill those kinds of requests. We connect people to fulfill this basic human requirement of companionship. Some of our senior companion volunteers quality for a tax free stipend to supplement their income.