Segment 1: Senior Corps connects older adults with people and organizations that need them most, thereby linking more than 500,000 Americans to service opportunities. These contributions of skills, knowledge, and experience assist individuals, nonprofits, faith-based and other community organizations throughout the United States. Tina Dunphy, the Ohio State Program Director of the Corporation for National and Community Service, elabroates on what Senior Corps is and how we can get involved. John Osmond describes his experiences as a volunteer with RSVP of Franklin and Delaware Counties.
Segment 2: Frances Colvert, a Foster Grandparent in the Portage, Mahoning, Stark and Trumball Counties, and Pat Kraut, a volunteer with the Senior Companion Program of Franklin County, discuss the vital services that both programs provide to their communities.
Segment 3: Many Native Americans live in what are known as traditional communities where elders are held in high esteem. They pass on the stories and rituals to the younger generations, not only to keep those traditions alive but to understand and honor those who have gone before. Kenneth Irwin, Sr. from the Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio offers us insight on the Native American way of life.