Action to Help Others  
 
    Seniors Helping Seniors and Disabled  
    The "Umbrella" Program
  Learn about this remarkable community organization that presently operates in the Capital District of New York State, helping seniors and disabled persons live independently in their homes.

 
    Foster Grandparenting  
  National Senior Service Corps   The grandmother of foster grandparenting sites! Learn what this service is all about, then use the state directory to find a program in your local area. You’ll marvel at how big this program is, and how it may help you to begin sharing your life and experience with children in need.

    Action in Missouri   If you don’t have a program in your local area, see what Missouri is doing about it for elders in that state. Good ideas and potential contacts for starting something in your community.

 
    Other Local Groups   For more information, see what’s happening in Boston. Action for Boston Community Development with Foster Grandparenting, volunteering with children and other ways to become involved as a lifegiver to others.

 
    Companionship  
    National Senior Service Corps   As a retired person, you may have time and/or interest to brighten the life of a frail elder. This program offers a wide variety of companionship opportunities, from simple friendship visits to involvement as a companion for outings or a fill-in to provide respite for family members providing home care.

 
    Volunteer Services  
    Impact Online   Search from a list of hundreds of websites for volunteer organizations in your community that might need your energy or skills. Superior site for feeling the pulse of your non-profit community and becoming informed before you jump in as a volunteer.

 
    National Senior Service Corps   The NSSC strikes again — with opportunities for retired and elderly persons to give their time and experience to perform a multitude of critical community services, from tutoring youth to serving as citizen patrols for local police departments, planning community gardens, helping other seniors complete income tax forms, and serving as hospital aides.

 
    Job-Hunting Sites      
    Links and Guidance from CNS   Resource page by the Corporation for National Service reviews how to use the Internet to find a job, plus links to guides, listings and databases for job offerings nationwide.

 
    Interviewing and Jobsearch Tips   The National Council on Aging provides tips on how to re-enter the workforce as a senior citizen. Focuses on how to interview and where to look for job leads.

         

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