Shelby County RSVP Retire to Inspire May 2011 New Program – Shelby County Yellow Dot Program Kick- off
Rescheduled The Yellow Dot Program was created to assist citizens during automobile accidents when they might not be able to communicate for themselves. Shelby County RSVP is working with first responders, law enforcement agencies, mayor’s, and State Farm agents in Shelby County on a program where if you are involved in an auto accident, a yellow dot decal on your car window will alert the first responders that there is vital personal information about the person in the car’s glove compartment. We plan to initiate this program after the first of May. More information will be forthcoming in the near future as this program develops. Members of your station, their families, and the community can participate at no cost. Volunteers are needed to enroll citizens into the program. A kick-off event is planned May 11 at the Shelby County Service Building in Pelham in the Community Room on the second floor at 11 am. This will be a press conference making the Yellow Dot available to the citizens of Shelby County. We will be enrolling citizens after the news conference. Shelby County RSVPwill be scheduling enrollment dates and sites in the program after this date. Volunteers who would like to be trained to help with the Yellow Dot program can attend the training session May 3 at the Shelby County Service Building in Pelham in the Community Room on the second floor at 2 pm. If you would like to participate in the training, please contact the RSVP office – 669-3837.
Spring Senior Picnic At the Alabaster Senior Center, May 19 from 9-1
Down by the Old Mill Stream May is Older Americans Month! You’re invited for lunch, entertainment, exhibits, vendors, and door prizes. The flyer included with the newsletter gives more information to include directions to the Alabaster Senior Center. In caseof rain the event will be held at the Shelby County Exhibition Center in Columbiana.
Call (205) 670-5770 by May 6 to make your reservation. Pleaseindicate total number in your party. It is important to have an accurate count for ordering purposes. PLEASE NO CHILDREN or GRANDCH I L D R E N becauseof the space! We are expecting a large number of seniors. This event is for SENIORS 55 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.
New Stations -
We welcome these new stations and their volunteers
Klein Club (Vincent/Harpersville Homemakers) – The Klein Club members are active in their communities assisting with special needs, meals and visiting for shut-ins, transportation to seniors, and telecare to area seniors. Alabama National Cemetery - The Alabama National Cemetery (ALNC)is located in Montevallo, AL, was dedicated July 13, 2008. The site can serve more than 200,000eligible patriots. The ALNCis seeking volunteers who would serve in the Public Information Center helping guests and visitors locate grave sites and act as an ambassador for the Alabama National Cemetery. The hours of operation for the hours for volunteers in the Public Information Center is flexible and coincides with the normal hours of operation of the Cemetery.
Volunteer Opportunities The Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo is requesting volunteer help at the Public Information Center . Volunteers are needed to attend to the general public, visitors, veterans, family members, and funeral directors. The volunteer deals with inquiries on the phone and face to face. Volunteers will provide information regarding Alabama National Cemetery. Volunteering is on a flexible schedule. The time you can give will be greatly appreciated. Jane B. Holmes Public Library – the Helena Public Library is seeking individual(s) who can work the information desk, shelve books, front books, circulation assistance, and dust shelves. Sunshine Manor – an adult day healthcare facility, located on Valleydale Road, offers a variety of activities, including exercising, music, devotions, games, and individuals who will share life experiences. They are especially interested in individual who have had prior military experiences. Blue Star Salute - This is a salute and tribute to America’s Military Service Personnel and a special Gold Star Salute to Alabama’s “Fallen Heroes,” co-hosted by Blue Star Salute Foundation, the American Village, American Legion of Alabama, Gold Star Wives and Mothers, the Alabama Society Sons of the American Revolution, and other military organizations.
DATES TO REMEMBER Senior Health & Wellness Expo – Tuesday, May 3, Alabaster Senior Center, 9 am to 12 pm. The Alabaster Senior Center is located at 1097 7th Street SW, Alabaster Shelby County Senior Picnic – Thursday, May 19, Alabaster Senior Center, 9 am to 1 pm. Blue Star Salute – Memorial Day, Monday, May 30 at American Village in Montevallo
Shelby County RSVP’s website – www.shelbycountyrsvp.com
May 2011 Newsletter of the Shelby County, Alabama, RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program)