Opportunity Details

Senior Services

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

Healthy Aging VISTA

The AmeriCorps VISTA program offers individuals the opportunity to become engaged in supporting and growing awareness about healthy aging programs.

The Healthy Aging VISTA will support the “Take a Senior Out” program and grow awareness about social isolation and the impact it has on the health and well-being of older adults. The VISTA member will identify cultural opportunities for targeted groups of seniors to participate in activities. They will develop a schedule of activities and coordinate resources for participants and volunteers of the “Take a Senior Out” program. They will work on recruitment and training protocol for volunteers for the program. They will work to build relationships with organizations participating in the program to assess their readiness for replication and help identify funding resources. The VISTA will assist the seniors with determining what activities are important to them while encouraging them to promote their health and well-being.

Sponsoring Organization: The United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley

The mission of United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley is to provide the leadership, convene the partnerships, and develop the resources and solutions that improve our community. We remain committed to these goals and sincerely appreciate the continued support of partners, program providers and donors throughout the Lehigh Valley. The percent of the senior population dealing with chronic health problems is increasing rapidly. A vital part of United Way’s Healthy Aging strategy is to address these chronic health issues when they first begin before seniors are unable to care for themselves.

Address: 1110 American Parkway NE, Suite F-120, Allentown, PA 18109

If interested please contact Jennifer Nicolosi, jennifern@unitedwayglv.org, 610-807-5741

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