April - June 2019

A number of the most important programs and services offered by Serving Our Seniors are undertaken by our dedicated volunteers. The time and talent they so generously give is much appreciated. When asked why they volunteer, most say “to help others.” Research shows that volunteering has numerous benefits for the volunteer as well. Doing good, it turns out, is good for you. Featured in this issue are stories about our volunteers. In a variety of ways, they make a tremendous impact every day in the lives of Erie County’s older adults. Without their help, we would not be able to accomplish all that we do at Serving Our Seniors. I hope as you read about their contributions to the quality of our community life, that you, too, will be inspired to become a volunteer! Best regards, Sue Doing Good is Good for You! Sue Daugherty, Director Serving Our Seniors Report to the Community 4,211 Calls to Serving Our Seniors for Assistance 19,607 Actions Taken / Assistance Provided Nutrition 7,941 Hot Home Delivered Meals 270 Meals for Community Gatherings Transportation 599 Subsidized Transportation Clients 5,360 Subsidized Rides 122 Out of Town Trips 92 Out of Town Clients Priority Programs 17 New Ramps Installed 127 Ramps in Service 34 Handyman Services Services to Support Independent Living at Home Education Offered Medicare Education 506 Individual Counseling Sesions Financial Literacy Education 116 Individuals Attended Programs Forums on Topics for Sucessful Aging 83 Individuals Attended Sue: “When I was in the 2nd grade, my older sister cut my bangs.” Me: “Did you return the favor?” Celebrating National Siblings Day April 10, 2019 Reported as of 1st Quarter, FY 2019 Like us on www.servingourseniors.org 3