Piscataquis Observer reports on Center on Aging’s Senior Corps outreach project
The Piscataquis Observer reported the Maine Senior Corps, based in the University of Maine’s Center on Aging, partnered with Renys department store in a statewide donation campaign for socks Jan. 5–31. Inspired by Gov. Janet Mills’ inauguration call for everyone to serve fellow Mainers, the “Warm Heart, Warm Feet” initiative showed the power of collaboration among citizens, businesses and agencies to fulfill a basic need for older adults, the article states. Nurses with the Dexter Public Health Association, which serves the towns of Dexter, Garland and Ripley, received a donation of 75 pairs of socks to distribute to patients in need, according to the article. The Center on Aging also runs the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and the Senior Companion Program. More information about the center’s programs is online.