The United Way of Martin County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) recently hosted a Wellness Event at The Kane Center that was attended by over 145 senior volunteers. The goal of the event was to keep volunteers engaged, healthy and informed. RSVP is one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for people 55 and over. The program allows seniors to use the skills and talents they’ve learned over the years, or develop new ones, while serving in a variety of volunteer activities within our community.
Not only does our community prosper from these volunteers, but the seniors themselves reap the benefits of giving back. Experts say that when seniors are doing good for others, they are literally doing good for themselves, boosting their mental, emotional and physical health.
The Wellness Event featured 14 nonprofit agencies promoting programs for seniors, including AARP, Cleveland Clinic Martin Health, Floridians Fighting Falls, YMCA of the Treasure Coast and more. Additionally, the Martin County Health Department provided free hepatitis vaccines and Walgreens provided flu shots. The City of Stuart Police Department was onsite to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs. Lunch and snack packs were provided to all attendees courtesy of event sponsor Amicus MSO.
RSVP is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency for volunteering and is administered locally by United Way of Martin County. For more information, visit www.UnitedWayMartin.org.