SILVER KEY AWARDED AMERICORPS $75,000 GRANT IN 2021 TO SUPPORT SENIOR VOLUNTEER SERVICE IN COLORADO SPRINGS
Call to action for AmeriCorps Senior RSVP Volunteers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 19, 2021
Silver Key Senior Services has been awarded a $75,000 grant from AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP (Retired “and” Senior Volunteer Program), as one of 17 organizations in Colorado to receive a federal grant. This grant supports seniors ages 55 and older who want to volunteer with Silver Key supporting aging adults in our community. The focus of this program is to help seniors, including veterans and military families, live independently through healthy futures.
“I am confident that these resources will bolster and support the mission of improving the lives of our friends and neighbors across the state, especially our senior citizens. Seniors play an important role in our society: they are our leaders, our teachers, and most important, our family members,” said John Hickenlooper, United States Senator from Colorado.
During this historic pandemic, Silver Key has recruited and trained more than 200 additional volunteers to serve meals, provide food and transportation, support senior health and wellness programs, and daily calls of reassurance while remaining fully operational for senior clients per El Paso County COVID guidelines.
Contact the Silver Key Senior Services Volunteer Engagement team at 719-884-2300 firstname.lastname@example.org or www.silverkey.org/volunteer to make a difference and help change the lives of our aging adults throughout the Pikes Peak region!
About AmeriCorps Senior RSVP:
AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP was founded in 1971 as one of the largest senior volunteer programs in the nation to foster civic responsibility, diversity engagement, and volunteering to strengthen our communities throughout the United States.
About Silver Key:
Silver Key Senior Services was founded in 1970 to improve the quality of life for area nursing home residents. Today, Silver Key’s mission has broadened to provide more than 10,000 seniors annually with a wide variety of services, including Silver Key Connections Café, Silver Key Home Delivered Meals including Meals on Wheels, Silver Key Reserve & Ride transportation services, and vital Senior Health & Wellness assistance services including government food program distribution and more. To learn more about Silver Key and volunteer opportunities, visit www.silverkey.org.
Derek Wilson, Chief Strategy Officer