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Mar 14, 2019 12:00 AM 1+ week ago

Catholic Charities Maine has received a $100,000 grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service to support 165 volunters aiding the state's senior citizens.

Portland, Maine, (CNA) - Maine's U.S. Senators, Angus King and Susan Collins, made the announcement this week.

"In Maine, hundreds of seniors make significant contributions through our state's Senior Corps programs, including the RSVP program," the senators said in a joint statement March 11.

"One of the many ways these selfless individuals help their communities is through home visits and other volunteer activities, which prevent social isolation. We welcome this funding, which supports Senior Corps volunteers' efforts to address the unmet needs in our communities."

Through the Corporation for National and Community Service's Senior Corps RSVP program, the volunteers will be trained under the Catholic Charities' program SEARCH - Seek Elderly Alone, Renew Courage & Hope. The grant is a three-year program.

The volunteers will provide home visits, chore assistance, and companionship. The volunteers will also help senior ...

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