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For Immediate Release:
April 03, 2015
Media Contact:
Jenna Lugonja
jennal@miamidade.gov
786-469-4741
786-469-4703

Miami-Dade County Joins Efforts to Recognize National Service with Community Action and Human Services Department Senior Volunteer Programs


(MIAMI, April 3, 2015) – On Tuesday, April 7, 2015, Miami-Dade County will join Counties from across the nation to celebrate the County Day of Recognition for National Service. This day is designed to spotlight the impact of national service programs, thank those who serve and encourage citizens to give back to their communities. The initiative, part of National County Government Month, is led by the National Association of Counties and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

Miami-Dade County Community Action and Human Services Department (CAHSD) offers three volunteer programs for seniors, in which seniors engage in meaningful service to give back to their communities: The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program provides seniors with opportunities to use their talents, skills and experiences to enrich the lives of others; the Foster Grandparent helps seniors support at-risk and special needs children; and through the Senior Companion Program, seniors offer their companionship to homebound seniors.  

One volunteer from each program will be presented with a special certificate in recognition of exemplary and inspiring service to their community. In addition, CNCS will receive a Proclamation from Miami-Dade County in honor of their commitment to and support of CAHSD senior volunteer programs. The presentation will take place in the Miami-Dade County Commission Chambers from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

For more information on the County Day of Recognition for National Service or CAHSD senior volunteer programs, contact Edeline Mondestin at 786-469-4830 or visit www.miamidade.gov/socialservices.