Area Agency on Aging 3 Stresses Importance of National Service

Written by on April 2, 2019

Lima, OH – The Area Agency on Aging 3 joined thousands across the country in a nationwide bipartisan initiative to highlight the impact of national service in tackling local problems.

“National service is a vital resource for the Area Agency on Aging 3 and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program in our area,” Miranda Ridenour stated. “Older Adult volunteers make our counties better places to live. As the RSVP Project Director, I am grateful for the dedication and sacrifice of these exceptional citizens, who are helping make our service areas better, stronger, and overall a better place to be.

National Service Recognition Day is a nationwide bipartisan effort to recognize the positive impact of national service, to thank those who serve, and to encourage more citizens to give back to their communities. This day is sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), with support from the National League of Cities, the National Association of Counties, and Cities of Service.

As the federal agency for service and volunteering, CNCS annually engages millions of Americans in service at more than 50,000 locations through AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and other programs. National service participants address the most pressing challenges facing our counties and nation. From helping communities recover from natural disasters, fighting the opioid epidemic, restoring parks, strengthening public safety, to tutoring and mentoring disadvantaged students, national service members get things done.

Across the nation, local leaders are participating in a variety of activities, including visiting national service programs, hosting roundtable discussions, issuing proclamations, and communicating the impact of national service through social media. By shining the spotlight on the impact of service and thanking those who serve, local officials hope to inspire more residents to get involved in their communities.

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