New River Valley Agency on Aging
The New River Valley Agency on Aging was established as a governmental cooperative in 1975 to advocate for and serve older citizens living in what is known as the New River Valley region of Virginia. 2010 U.S. Census shows our four county service area has a population of 21,161 adults age 65 years and older. The Pulaski County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program will serve Pulaski County with volunteer placement in the issue areas of Healthy Futures, Education and Disaster Services. Pulaski County RSVP will serve our entire service area through its innovative telephone reassurance program, making regularly scheduled telephones calls to older adults, homebound seniors and persons with disabilities. Through RSVP, an estimated 144 volunteers will be placed in a network of 35 volunteer stations such as feeding programs, telephone reassurance programs, community based volunteer programs and the local chamber of commerce addressing needs in the objectives of senior citizen assistance, food security and k-12 education. The anticipated outcomes of the project are; seniors will maintain an independent lifestyle, area seniors will have higher food security, area students will be better prepared for the realities of life after school and area non-profits will be better able to utilize their funds.
The cost to fund this project is $60,369; of this amount $20,390 has been committed from county and town governments. We are asking CNCS for $39,979 to complete the funding needed to fully operate the Pulaski County RSVP project.