The Retired and Senior Volunteer Programs of Pennyrile Allied Community Services are supported agencies of the United Way. Click on one of the following links to learn more about the United Way in your area and information concerning RSVP and its many activities.
To access the website for United Way of the Coalfield go to:
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program recruits persons fifty-five and older to volunteer in non-profit and/or public agencies throughout Christian, Hopkins, Muhlenberg, and Trigg Counties. The RSVP Volunteers share their lifetime experiences and skills on behalf of many worthy non-profit and public agencies.
The Corporation for National and Community Service funds a portion of the program but is matched with local money from Fiscal Courts in Christian, Hopkins, Muhlenberg, and Trigg Counties; the cities of Cadiz, Dawson Springs, Greenville, Hopkinsville, and Madisonville; and the United Ways in Christian, Hopkins, Muhlenberg, and Trigg Counties. Together these funds support one full-time Director and four part-time County Coordinators.
VOLUNTEER RETURN PREPARATION PROGRAM
(Previously Tax Counseling for the Elderly)
The Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program provides free tax help to individuals of any age with priority given to individuals sixty and older. Tax preparation and counseling services are provided by RSVP volunteers in eight counties in the Pennyrile Area: Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Hopkins, Livingston, Muhlenberg, Todd, and Trigg Counties. The Internal Revenue Service funds the Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program. All TCE Volunteers are well-qualified, having received training and testing in order to receive their certification to prepare taxes.
SENIOR MEDICARE PATROL
Since its inception in 1997, the role of Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) has evolved as a program to empower senior citizens to prevent health care fraud through outreach and education. The staff and volunteers educate Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, family members, and caregivers to actively protect themselves against fraud, waste, and abuse by reviewing their Medicare Summary Notices (MSNs) to detect and report suspected errors. The volunteers receive training and are available to meet with individuals for counseling or to make group presentations throughout the nine counties in the Pennyrile Area. The U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA) funds the Senior Medicare Patrol Program.
For more information about RSVP, you may print and mail the following: