Gloria overcomes her financial abuse troubles

Financial abuse affects individuals of all ages, but never are the effects more devastating than to a senior living on a fixed income. Ms. Gloria, a 94-year-old woman living in a senior independent living facility, faced this stark reality, but Volunteers of America’s Elderly Victim of Financial Abuse Supportive Service Program was there to help.… Read More

Senior Living: Independent, Interconnected

Sandra Smith, at age 63, attends many concerts and football games. She works as an usher at the Superdome, and her part-time occupation suits her lighthearted, helpful nature perfectly. Sandra understands how important living independently is, so three days a week she travels to Volunteers of America’s senior adult living facility on Tulane Avenue to… Read More

The Value of Volunteering for Senior Adults

Ed and Mary Ann Brannan of Mandeville, LA, made it a point when they retired to stay involved in their community. More than ten years ago they began volunteering through Volunteers of America’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), each pursuing opportunities that fit their individual interests and skills. They volunteer, on average, a combined… Read More