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City of Phoenix Volunteer Recognition Event

Monday, 29 November 2010 20:41

More than 600 senior citizens will be honored by the City of Phoenix's Human Services Department at a luncheon on December 9th, 2010 at the Sheraton Downtown Hotel, for volunteering at least 30 hours each in the past year at their respective senior centers.

This year, over 600 volunteers logged nearly 150, 000 hours at the city's 15 Human Services Department senior centers, equaling over a $1,000,000 in services. Through the city's senior programs, volunteers provide support services for older adults such as greeting participants, serving meals, assisting office staff, facilitating activities and planning trips.

"Our seniors have outdone themselves this year with their enthusiastic volunteer efforts," said Councilwoman Thelda Williams, chairwoman, city of Phoenix Seniors, Families and Youth Subcommittee. "Because of their efforts, the senior centers have been able to offer more exciting, diverse and creative activities and programs."

The city's senior centers provide people 60 years or older and adults with disabilities with services, including nutrition programs; congregate meals; home-delivered meals; educational opportunities; recreation and social activities; and information, referral and advocacy; and transportation. A calendar of events and menus are available at each center.

The luncheon, will be hosted by the city's Human Services Department Senior Services Division.

For more information about the city's senior programs, call 602-262-7379 or visitphoenix.gov/seniorcenters.

MedEvent911 will be providing medical standby services for City of Phoenix at their Volunteer Recognition Event  held in Phoenix Arizona on December 9th, 2010.