The issue that brought them together
The Healthy Aging Self Directed Volunteer Team of Marathon County includes community leaders who are PASSIONATE about ensuring that the growing demographic of older adults in their community live their best lives.
“[People] often fail to access the information, programs or support that could be helpful to them due to lack of awareness or understanding of how and where those services can be accessed. Many are unaware or lack understanding of healthy aging concepts and the many positive benefits which applying that knowledge can provide.”
Initiate and support opportunities to:
- promote and provide awareness, knowledge and understanding of healthy aging concepts.
- promote awareness of programs, services and resources in the community that support healthy aging.
- promote collaboration among community agencies and local government in support of programs, services, and quality of life for older adults in Marathon County.
“Being part of the Self Directed Volunteer Team approach has been a very positive experience for our group. The approach has provided direction and focus to do our work efficiently and effectively. Our team is varied in age, background, profession and skill, but we share a common thread. We value and respect the contributions each member brings to the group. We are passionate about providing awareness, knowledge and understanding about healthy aging concepts in our community. The SDV Team model has exceptional value. Period.”
– Susan Krolow, RSVP Director, United Way of Marathon County