When you spend time volunteering with seniors, you’ll benefit just as much as they do—and you can learn a lot too! The EAST COBBER staff has compiled some ideas for different ways to lend a hand, a listening ear or your skills to seniors—from reminiscing to making new memories. Remember, simply giving your time and conversation can sometimes mean the most.
ALOHA TO AGING
A local non-profit that empowers family caregivers, aging care receivers and volunteers in a positive, nurturing manner through quality programming.
Ms. Dawn Reed, Certified Senior Advisor, Founder & President
4608 Lower Roswell Road Marietta 30068
COMPUTERS FOR SENIORS
The East Cobb Senior Center offers free training for seniors on basic computer usage techniques.
FRIENDS OF EAST COBB SENIOR CENTER
Raises money for special projects and items needed at the East Cobb Senior Center.
Diana Prior, Chair
3332 Sandy Plains Road Marietta 30066
MEALS ON WHEELS
Volunteers needed on meal delivery team. Volunteers also serve as a link of information between the client and caseworker.
Kristie Naylor, Legacy Coordinator
METRO ATLANTA RETIRED SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM (RSVP)
RSVP is designed to heighten the awareness of issues facing seniors. Seniors are trained to convey information about older American issues, such as: Access to Services, Medication Management, Consumer Fraud, or more.
SECOND WIND DREAMS
An international, nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the perception of aging through the fulfillment of dreams. Also offers educational programs including its flagship, sensitivity training.