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Mission of the Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging is to assess the needs of older individuals and their families and to provide services to meet those needs. By creating unique programs that fill gaps in service, ENOA helps older Nebraskans to live more independently, with dignity, and to remain for as long as possible in their own homes. The caring, professional support we provide to the oldest members of the family can also help relieve the burden of caregiving on younger family members.
RSVP is a part of Senior Corps, along with Foster Grandparents and Senior Companions. Senior Corps. Is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that improves lives, strengthens communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.
As one of 650 Area Agencies on Aging created by Congress under the Older Americans Act, the Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging serves families in Douglas, Sarpy, Dodge, Cass, and Washington counties. Our role is to provide a continuum of services to meet the varied needs of a diverse group of older individuals. Through our nutrition programs, case management services, employment counseling, volunteer opportunities, and community services, we enhance the lives of older Nebraskans.
What is RSVP?
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) offers older adults (55+) a
meaningful life through volunteer service that is responsive to community needs. It offers
them opportunities to use their talents and experience in community service according to their
individual skills and interests. RSVP is part of the National Senior Service Corps of the
Corporation for National and Community Service. There are over 700 RSVP projects around
the country, 450,000 volunteers who contribute over 80,000,000 volunteer hours annually.
Each RSVP project is sponsored locally. The Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging is our local
sponsor; therefore RSVP serves older adults in Douglas, Sarpy, Cass, Dodge, and Washington
Who is an RSVP Volunteer?
Anyone age 55 or older is eligible to be an RSVP volunteer. Persons with disabilities are welcome to serve. RSVP volunteers may be retired and semi-retired or still working on a full time basis. RSVP addresses a full spectrum of community needs. Volunteers often elect to continue in their professional fields, or they may pick an assignment for the new challenges it offers.
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