Release Date:Monday, November 20, 2017

Submitted To:Blairsville Dispatch
The Indiana Gazette (News Release)

Released By:Robert A. Cardamone, Executive Director

Indiana County Senior Corps-RSVP December Volunteer Station of the Month

Community Action, Inc. announced the Saltsburg Social Center was selected to be the Senior Corps-RSVP Volunteer Station of the Month for December. The Center has been a Senior Corps-RSVP Station since July 1990. Margaret Kupchella, Center Director, has been with the Center since 2015 and states, "When you volunteer, no matter how old you are, you still have a purpose and it makes people feel good." The Center is open Monday and Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m, Tuesday, 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Local residents are always welcome to visit the Center. Senior Corps-RSVP recognized nine volunteers for their years of service with RSVP: June Thomas, sixteen years; John Dale Sheffler, Mildred Sheffler, and Lillian Smith, ten years; Ann Thomas, eight years; Cleo Fasenmyer, seven years; Judie Plahs, three years; Helen Thompson, two years; and Mary Ghiardi, one year. The Center's volunteers shared, "The Center is a great support circle; everyone is very caring and compassionate." Cleo Fasenmeyer shared, "I enjoy serving food and playing bingo at the Center. After my husband passed, it helped me to remain social." Helen Thompson added, "I love helping people, and am willing to do pretty much anything around the Center, there are a lot of friendly people and Margaret is a great cook." The Saltsburg Center has many volunteer opportunities available to those looking for something to fill their spare time and at the same time help out in the community. Current Center volunteer opportunities include assisting with evening meals on Mondays and Wednesdays, decorating, fundraising, and general clean up after lunch and dinner meals. Community Action, Inc.'s Senior Corps-RSVP is very proud to have the Saltsburg Center as a Volunteer Station. The Center's volunteers illustrate the true spirit of volunteerism and their dedication to making a difference in people's lives. If you are age 55 or over and interested in utilizing your skills and talents to improve our community and change people's lives, become a member of Community Action, Inc.'s Senior Corps-RSVP. Call Samantha Schrecengost, Senior Corps-RSVP Project Director, at 814-938-3302, ext. 236 or toll-free 1-800-648-3381 or via e-mail [email protected] There are many exciting and rewarding volunteer opportunities waiting for you!

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The Saltsburg Social Center was selected to be the Senior Corps-RSVP Volunteer Station of the Month for December. Volunteers recognized included: Cleo Fasenmeyer, Center Director Margaret Kupchella, and Patricia Thompson.

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