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Older Americans Month; RSVP Looking for More Senior Volunteers

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Miss.- May is Older Americans Month. Each May, the Administration for Community Living celebrates Older Americans Month to recognize older Americans for their contributions to the nation.

This year, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act (OAA), they’re focusing on how older adults are taking charge of their health, getting engaged in their communities, and making a positive impact in the lives of others. The theme for Older Americans Month 2015 is “Get into the Act”.

People are living longer these days and one reason for that is because senior citizens are staying active.

Research has proven the importance of staying healthy and active as we age and one Meridian based agency is offering local seniors the chance to do just that.

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is looking for more senior volunteers.

WTOK reports, there are between 125 and 175 people who periodically help 25 local agencies by volunteering with RSVP in Lauderdale County.

RSVP is supported by the United Way of East Mississippi. The program currently needs at least 50 more volunteers to meet the needs of local agencies that are dealing with less funds and more demands. For more information about volunteering call (601) 693-2732.

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