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  • Caregiver/Care Receiver Support Groups (6)
    PN-8100.1400

    Caregiver/Care Receiver Support Groups

    PN-8100.1400

    Mutual support groups whose members are family, friends, significant others, non-familial caregivers or attendants who are caring for someone who has a temporary, chronic, life-threatening or terminal illness or disability or who is elderly and increasingly unable to provide for his or her own care. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide emotional support, information and resources to help participants ensure their own well-being while remaining involved in the intense care of a loved one. Also included are care receiver support groups that help people who have a caregiver cope with the fact that they require care. Care receiver support groups are often offered in conjunction with caregiver support groups and are structured to allow care receivers to participate in their own group while their caregiver attends another.
  • Citizenship Education (1)
    HH-0500.1500

    Citizenship Education

    HH-0500.1500

    Programs that prepare individuals to take the oath of U.S. citizenship and to exercise the attendant rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Citizenship courses help immigrants develop an understanding of and appreciation for American culture, institutions and ideals; and focus on important events in U.S. history, the Constitution and its historic background, and the organization, powers and duties of federal, state and local governments.
  • Friendly Telephoning (1)
    PH-1400.1900-220

    Friendly Telephoning

    PH-1400.1900-220

    Programs that help people who are socially isolated due to disability or old age or otherwise lack companionship relieve their loneliness by arranging for people (usually volunteers) to telephone them on a regular basis to listen, talk and help them maintain contact with the outside world.
  • Lifelong Learning Programs (4)
    HH-0500.1600-450

    Lifelong Learning Programs

    HH-0500.1600-450

    Community-based educational programs designed for adults who commute and take courses on a semester basis. Lifelong learning classes are sponsored by Institutes for Learning in Retirement (ILRs). Most ILRs are sponsored by a college or university and offer non-credit academic programs with no attached Continuing Education Credits. A lifelong learning program is structured like a typical college program with regular semesters and often homework. While some lifelong learning programs are restricted to seniors, others are open to adults of any age.
  • Postsecondary Institutions (2)
    HD-6000

    Postsecondary Institutions

    HD-6000

    Programs that provide opportunities for individuals who are beyond the compulsory school attendance age to acquire a higher level of knowledge, skills and specialization in their chosen area of interest within the framework of phased learning in a formal school setting.
  • Recreation Centers (9)
    PL-6400.7000-700

    Recreation Centers

    PL-6400.7000-700

    Centers, often operated by the local community department of parks and recreation, that offer, at a single location, a variety of recreational facilities such as athletic fields and courts, a gymnasium, a swimming pool and locker facilities. Recreation centers usually offer an organized program of activities for community residents of all ages and provide all necessary equipment.
  • Recreational/Leisure/Arts Instruction (5)
    PL-7400

    Recreational/Leisure/Arts Instruction

    PL-7400

    Programs that provide classes or individual lessons for people who want to develop an appreciation for or competency in a particular recreational, artistic or leisure-time activity.
  • Respite Companion Volunteers (1)
    PX-3000.7250

    Respite Companion Volunteers

    PX-3000.7250

    Organizations that are actively seeking individuals with the requisite skills and experience who are willing, on a voluntary basis without remuneration, to serve as home health aides or substitute caregivers who provide temporary or intermittent care for dependent adults or children in their own homes in order to provide a brief period of rest or relief for parents, family members, guardians or others who are their regular caregivers.
  • Senior Centers (8)
    TC-5500.8000

    Senior Centers

    TC-5500.8000

    Multipurpose centers that serve as focal points for older adults in the community and which offer, at a single location, a wide variety of services and activities that are needed by and of interest to this population.
  • Volunteer Opportunities (8)
    PX

    Volunteer Opportunities

    PX

    Community organizations that are actively seeking individuals with the requisite knowledge, skills and experience who are willing to offer their services and work on a full or part-time basis without remuneration on projects or in positions that benefit the organization itself or the people it serves. Many agencies that provide volunteer opportunities also offer intensive training in the tasks that are required for the job.
 
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