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Living Beyond Hope Update
 
Rotary Centennial Park Maintenance
 
Update from Area Agency on Aging
 
 
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Living Beyond Hope Update
Our member, Farai Rukunda, started Living Beyond Hope, a 501c(3), to support improvement activities in his home village of Arnoldine Zimbabwe. In this week’s update he reported the new school was completed and dedicated on April 23, 2019. School test scores are also improving as a result of donated desks and books.  Six students will receive scholarships to attend high school.  The community also wanted to reward the teachers by providing housing nearby.  Farai highlighted the contributions by the village residents, preparing the ground, making bricks and building the structures.
Brain Sexton joined in for a brief discussion of a global grant to start egg production to provide jobs and income.  District and RI matching grants of $3 or $4 to 1 might be available. The project has the club’s support. Brian will be forming a committee to help produce all the materials that the grant application requires.  If you are interested, contact Brian or Farai.
Rotary Centennial Park Maintenance
 
Sunrise Rotarians used these mountains of playground mulch to return the park to a safer area for neighboring children. Special thanks to Mike Kinney for prepping the site and Lee Scherwitz for his outstanding work with a small front loader. This maintenance was made possible by a Rotary District 6360 matching grant.
Update from Area Agency on Aging
 
Tara Gillette, marketing specialist for Region IV Area Agency on Aging. Tara graphically shared some interesting facts about "aging" and reviewed some of the many services offered by her agency. She also talked about their new "campus", created with the purchase of the Honor Credit Union.  The new space will let the organization spread out and provide permanent locations for some of their services, which are l are itemized below

Information & Assistance on such topics as in-home care, Medicare/Medicaid, insurance, housing, meals, transportation and more. Info-line 800.654.2810.

Care Management programs which offer families effective home-based alternatives for people who need help.

Caregiver Education & Support providing outreach, resources, training, and education about caregiving, aging, and available services.

Computer Learning via the SeniorNet program which teaches people aged 50 and older computer skills to enhance their lives.

Senior Volunteers whose programs help children and other seniors in their communities. Grandparents and other relatives raising children receive support.
 
Senior Employment program provides high quality job training and employment assistance for senior job seekers.

Advocacy on public policy issues affecting seniors and persons with disabilities.

Community Planning, Development, & Funding for programs which help seniors and persons with disabilities remain independent, and support caregivers.

...and more. The Agency on Aging works to assure the highest quality or life for older persons through a person-centered approach to service delivery, information provision, and advocacy.

The foregoing information was provided in a brochure distributed at our Rotary meeting.

You can learn more by calling the Area Agency on Aging at 800.654.2810 or on the web at www.areaagencyonaging.org.