Concord Orthopaedics Supports Friends RSVP with $2,500 Award (April 2015)

Concord Ortho 2013Concord Orthopaedics is marking Older Americans Month and Osteoporosis Awareness Month through its sponsorship of the Friends Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.

Friends RSVP marshals a corps of approximately 600 volunteers, 55 and up, who actively contribute to the betterment of our communities. Volunteers are matched with nonprofit ornainzations and public agencies to perform roles dealing with disaster preparation, historical preservation, and direct service to vunerable populations. The Friends Program also recruits volunteers for its own efforts to advance seniors' well-being.

It's Bone Builder exercise sessions are held at 22 locations in three counties to help older women and men prevent or reverse osteoporosis.

The Friends also operates a Caregivers Program that provides homebound seniors with rides to medical appointments, companionship, and oter support.

"The Friends Program is sincerely grateful for the continued support of Concord Orthopaedics," said Friends Executive Director Jerry Madden. "Their ongoing commitment is vital to our efforts to fulfill the need of seniors to actively contribute to the betterment of the communities we serve."

Friends RSVP is one of Four Programs administered by the Friends. In addition to helping older N.H. citizens remain active and independent in the communities of their choice, the Friends Program also matches volunteer mentors with at-risk youth and provides shelter to homeless families. To learn more, please visit www.friendsprogram.org