Congressman Chris Collins Announces $40,000 in Federal Funding For The Genesee County Office For the Aging
Written by WBTA STAFF on March 2, 2019
Clarence, NY – Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today announced $40,000 in federal funding for The Genesee County Office For the Aging. This grant was awarded through the Senior Corps RSVP from The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), a program that leverages the skills and experience of seniors from across the country to serve in a variety of volunteering activities.
The Senior Corps RSVP is one of the largest volunteering networks in the nation that engages Americans 55 or older in citizen service to address problems that our country faces. These services can range from fighting the opioid epidemic, connecting veterans to jobs and benefits, and ensuring seniors age dependently and with dignity.
“ As we get older it is important we keep ourselves active,” said Congressman Collins. “The Senior Corps program is a great way to get involved in our community while helping others.”
The Genesee County Office for the Aging offers a variety of programs and services to all county residents who are the age of 60 and over. Their mission is to provide information, support, and advocacy to their residents while promoting independence to improve the quality of life.
The Senior Corps engages approximately 220,000 Americans at 25,000 locations across the nation through its Foster Grandparent, Senior Companion, and RSVP programs.