Vital Signs, RSVP aid Carson City seniors

Maxine Thew and Hannah McIntosh of Vital Signs.

Maxine Thew and Hannah McIntosh of Vital Signs.

The Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Inc. has partnered up with Vital Signs, a graphics and marketing business, to support the Good Neighbor Program.
The Good Neighbor Program offers weekly phone calls and physical visits to seniors in the Carson City area as an accessible and effective public health solution.
“We are extremely grateful and excited to be partnering with Vital Signs. Their willingness to support our program will provide the positive social support that can help seniors and adults with disabilities in our community defeat loneliness and isolation,” said RSVP CEO Molly Walt.
The purpose of this program is to provide social support to Carson City’s most vulnerable population that lack access to socialization and to improve their social connections, health, and well-being.
“Vital Signs is proud to partner with the Good Neighbor Program, to help ensure the safety and well-being of an important, yet often overlooked part of our community. The elderly deserves our respect and attention, and a small amount of time can mean so much to many,” said Hannah McIntosh, owner of Vital Signs.
RSVP is a non-profit organization that helps provide seniors with life-saving services such as transportation, home companionship, Personal Emergency Response Systems, and more.
Social isolation, depression and anxiety have worsened due to COVID-19 with a study finding 73% of older adults reporting feelings of loneliness just one month into the pandemic (U.S. Senate testimony).
For information about the Good Neighbor program or to volunteer, contact Walt at 775-687-4680 ext. 5. To find out about other volunteer opportunities or about RSVP’s programs and services, contact RSVP at 775-687-4680 ext. 0 or visit www.nevadaruralrsvp.org.

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