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Senior Adult Festival for Volunteers in DeSoto County

SOUTHAVEN, Mississippi – The first ever “Variety is the Spice of Life” Senior Adult Festival will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 9 a.m. through 2 p.m. at Brown Missionary Baptist Church.  Hosted by Porter-Leath’s RSVP, the Festival is a community fair for senior adults in DeSoto County looking to energize their daily routines with volunteer service. 

 “Senior volunteers offer our community invaluable skills, experience and insights,” said Merracle Jordan, Porter-Leath’s RSVP Coordinator. “Their service provides unique benefits to the people they help, and our Senior Adult Festival connects them to the programs where they can make the greatest impact.” In studies, regular volunteering has been shown to benefit seniors’ social, physical and mental health.  

RSVP is one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for people 55 and over. Porter-Leath RSVP provides a range of volunteer services from mentoring disadvantaged youth to helping stock food pantries to tutoring in local libraries. RSVP volunteers also enjoy supplemental insurance, on-the-job training and networking opportunities. 

Brown Missionary Baptist Church is located at 980 Stateline Rd E., and the Senior Adult Festival will be held in the Church’s Fellowship Hall. The Festival is free and open to senior adults in DeSoto County. For more information, please call 901-577-2500 or email Merracle Jordan, RSVP Coordinator, at mjordan@porterleath.org.  

Posted by Mary Braddock at 11:02 AM