Volunteers needed to count pedestrians and bicyclists in the Capital Region

Hear ye, Hear ye . . . You can help make the Capital Region (Dauphin, Cumberland & Perry Counties), safer for walking and biking!

Twice a year the Harrisburg Area Transportation Study (HATS) Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force counts the number of people walking and riding bikes at selected intersections in the first week of May. Shifts are only two hours long, and are located throughout the three-county region.

For further information, or to express your interest, please contact Juli Obaya at RSVP of the Capital Region. Phone > 717-841-9521, or send an eMail to: Office@rsvpCapReg.org

Embracing Aging Grant Awarded


SpiriTrust Lutheran®Jewish Family Services of  York and RSVP of the Capital Region were recently awarded an Embracing Aging grant through the York County Community Foundation’s (YCCF), Hahn Home Fund.  The grant, titled Engagement Encore or E2, will fund a partnership between the agencies which is intended to streamline the onboarding and training of volunteers.

“The Embracing Aging grant will allow us to create one common point of entry for volunteers,” explained Glenn Miller, vice president of External Relations at SpiriTrust Lutheran. “We are pleased that YCCF sees the value in maximizing impact through strategic collaborations. The overall goal is improved service delivery and increased efficiency.”

“This grant will advance volunteer recruitment, offer high quality education to senior volunteers and reduce isolation among older adults,” said Cathy Bollinger, managing director of Embracing Aging. “We are delighted the entities came together and are working collaboratively to engage senior volunteers.”

Pictured above, left-to-right:  Layla Boyce (YCF grants and scholarship program administrator), Cathy Bollinger (YCCF managing director of Embracing Aging, Joan Krechmer (Jewish Family Services of York executive director and geriatric care manager), Angela Dohrman (SpiriTrust Lutheran vice president of senior living), Scott Brubaker (RSVP of the Capital Region program director), Glenn Miller (SpiriTrust Lutheran vice president of External Relations), Scott Hunsinger (RSVP development coordinator), and Carol Miller (Jewish Family Services program and development coordinator).