Some of the foster grandparents posed for a photo at the Annual Volunteer Recognition Event on Friday. NAU_File Photo
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NAU Senior Corps Celebrates Volunteers

Some of the foster grandparents posed for a photo at the Annual Volunteer Recognition Event on Friday. Pictured (left to right) are: Sandy Black, Anita McKenzie-White, Vickie Wheeler, Kat Ruiz, Doris Moore and Margaret Gremlich. NAU/File Photo

KINGMAN — Northern Arizona University’s Senior Corp celebrated volunteers during the Annual Volunteer Recognition Event.

About 50 volunteers attended from each of their three volunteer programs in Mohave County on Friday.

NAU Senior Corp facilitates the Senior Companion Program, Foster Grandparent Program and RSVP Program. Each program serves a specific purpose in the community.

Senior companions are paired with other adults to remain healthy and independent for as long as safely possible. Foster grandparents mentor youth in different learning environments, from birth to high school. RSVP volunteers assist community organizations to help fill their critical needs.

Every volunteer has a unique skillset. The Senior Corps is able to utilize each volunteer’s strengths and unique talents to not only benefit themselves, but also the areas in which they live.   

They also recognize their partner agencies. These include local hospices, senior living communities and non-profit organizations.