Volunteers for the Llano County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program put in an astounding 19,720 hours of community service – in only three months! From January 1 to March 31 of this year, the group has performed just shy of 20,000 hours of service at eleven stations and twenty-three jobs. That amounts to $142,970 in donated service based on a pay scale of $7.25 per hour in Llano County.
May was Older American Month, and the theme was Never Too Old to Play!
Established in 1963, Older American Month focuses on members of our population who are 65 or older.
The theme this year emphasized the important role older adults play in sharing their experience, wisdom, and understanding, and passing on that knowledge to other generations in a variety of significant ways.
As large numbers of baby-boomers reach retirement age, many remain physically and socially active through their 80s and beyond. Current trends show that people over 60 account for an ever-growing percentage of participants in community service positions, faith-based organizations, and online social networking, as well as arts and recreational groups.
Hill Country RSVP and the Hill Country Senior Center programs provide services, support and resources to older American year-round.