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September is National Preparedness Month – an opportunity for each of us to think about our individual role as it relates to personal and family emergency preparedness.
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Voting is now open for the 2016-17 Sculpture Walk St. Cloud People's Choice Award. Voting closes on September 30, 2016. To learn more about where to find all of the sculptures in St. Cloud follow our link here.
View the City of St. Cloud's 2015 Annual Trend Report.
Click here to view the Budget Overview, Dashboards, Financial Policies, City Goals, General, Special Revenue, Debt Service, and Capital Projects Funds Budgets:
As promised in the Mayor’s State of the City Address, the new St Cloud City Mobile App is available for download in App Stores now!
Download our new mobile app today to make accessing the City on your phone a cinch! You will enjoy the menu with its eas...Read on...
Please be advised that on Saturday, September 24, 2016, the following streets will be closed for an event being held in Barden Park:
• 7th Street South between 4th and 5th Avenue South• 4th Avenue South between 7th and 8th Street SouthRead on...
Please be advised that beginning on Thursday, September 22, 2016, the mill and overlay project will commence on Clearwater Road from 200 feet south of 22nd to 33rd Street South/CSAH 75. This work will require that lanes be intermittently closed. Flagging ...Read on...
Please be advised that beginning on Monday, September 26, 2016, the mill and overlay project will commence on McLeland Road from Veterans Drive/CSAH 4 to approximately 200 feet west of Rusan Street. This work will require that lanes be intermittently clos...Read on...
Please be advised that beginning on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, through Friday, September 30, 2016, the right eastbound traffic lane on 1st Street North between 5th and 6th Avenue North will be closed due to construction work on the River’s Edge Parkin...Read on...
Please be advised that beginning on Monday, September 19, 2016, County Road 74 from 33rd Street South to approximately 1,300 feet north of 33rd Street South will be closed due to utility construction work in the area.
This closure will last until appr...Read on...
Beginning on Monday, November 23, 2015, 5th Avenue North from West St. Germain Street to 1st Street North will be closed until further notice. This closure is for the parking ramp construction.
Detours will be posted.
Every two seconds, someone in the United States is in need of blood with nearly 21 million blood products being transfused to patients each year. The American Red Cross began collecting blood for patients in 1940, under the leadership of Dr. Charles Drew,...Click Here to Read More!
In a report published by the School Mental Health Project at UCLA evidence is testified proving volunteers can “be significant resources in helping create a supportive and welcoming environment at schools and facilitating students’ behavior and performanc...Click Here to Read More!
RSVP Volunteers Enjoy Building Dreams for Families with Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity
Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity works tirelessly to fulfill their mission of “gathering communities to transform lives through affordable homeownershi...Click Here to Read More!
CLICK THE LINK BELOW to read the 2016 Quarter 3 RSVP Newsletter and stay up to date with what’s happening at RSVP!
September 22nd is National Falls Prevention Day! Call the RSVP office if you or your loved one is interested in a home safety assessment to make your home as safe as possible!
If you are age 55 or better and interested in making a positive impact in your community now is the perfect time to fall into a volunteer opportunity with RSVP! Call the RSVP office at (320)255-7295 or visit the RSVP website at www.ci.stcloud.mn.us/RSVP t...Click Here to Learn More!
Did you know that volunteering in your community can result in better physical and mental health? Many studies show that staying active and involved through volunteerism is good for your body and for your mind! These studies show volunteering can decrease...Click Here to Learn More!
Meet Brad: Brad is 1 of 91 RSVP volunteers at Whitney Senior Center. Brad volunteers his time in the woodshop. Brad has been a volunteer with RSVP for 4 years and has served over 350 hours! RSVP volunteers served 6,148 hours at Whitney Senior Center durin...Click Here to Read More!
August is “Boomers Making a Difference Month” around the nation! The Greater St. Cloud Area RSVP would like to thank and honor RSVP volunteers who are “boomers” and selflessly donate their time and talents to our community each day.
If you are age 55 o...Click Here to Read More!
Join RSVP and begin to SERVE your community today! To learn more about volunteering please visit the RSVP website (www.ci.stcloud.mn.us/RSVP) or call the RSVP office at (320)255-7295.
RSVP would like to thank the numerous volunteers who served at the St. Cloud summer festivals such as Granite City Days and the Fourth of July Fireworks! Your time and efforts are greatly appreciated!
Helen Keller once said “alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” This phrase flawlessly describes the dedication and service of individuals who volunteer through the Greater St. Cloud Area Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).
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RSVP volunteer, Shirley Meyer, is the winner of a $100 Visa Gift Card for her volunteer involvement with the 2016 MN Senior Games held recently in St. Cloud! Thank you to Shirley and the 26 RSVP volunteers who helped at the games!Click here to read more!
The results of a Zogby Interactive Survey revealed a total of 56% of Americans describe the tax-filing process as stressful, with 18% of these individuals classifying tax time as “very stressful”. Because of the stress associated with filing taxes the IRS...Click Here to Read More!
Thank you to Great River Energy for supporting the Greater St. Cloud Area Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) with a contribution of $1,500! We thank you for assisting us in addressing local community needs, supporting older adults and for encoura...Click Here to Read More!
RSVP is part of the Senior Corps and we are celebrating National Senior Corps Week May 16th-20th! Celebrate with us as we shine a spotlight on the positive impact Senior Corps volunteers make in our community and across our nation every day!
Thank you ...Click Here to Read More!
Transport Others to Make a Difference
For many in Central Minnesota, getting from one destination to another can be difficult. This is especially true among older adults. According to the American Community Survey and the Minnesota Department of Transp...Click Here to Read More!
Each week throughout the school year volunteers from the Greater St. Cloud Area Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) (Lisa J. Braun, Director) visit local classrooms as part of the “Readers’ Theater” group sharing their passion of reading with elem...Click Here to Read More!
The Great River Regional Public Library in St. Cloud was full of energy last night (Thursday, April 28th) as the United Way hosted their annual “Llama Llama Read-A-Rama Pajama Party” event. The Greater St. Cloud Area RSVP Readers’ Theater sent 6 volunteer...Click Here to Read More!
The 2015-16 school year brought the 20th Season of the RSVP BookEnds Readers Theater bringing the joy of reading to young readers in the Elk River area. Over the years, set with the mission “to demonstrate joy of the written word to children through grou...Click Here to Read More!
Becker Mayor Lefty Kleis proclaimed April 5th as National Service Recognition Day in Becker. Last week at a Becker City Council meeting 13 RSVP volunteers were publicly recognized and thanked for their service to the community! Click the link below to rea...Click Here to Read More!
April 10th-16th is National Volunteer Week! The RSVP staff would like to thank all volunteers throughout our community, especially RSVP volunteers! In 2015, a total of 1,206 Greater St. Cloud Area RSVP volunteers contributed 159,920 hours of service to 18...Click Here to Read More!
The United States Department of Agriculture conducted a study between 2012 and 2014 to find the estimated average of food insecure households. This study found Minnesota below the national average of food insecure households, being at 10.4 % of households...CLICK HERE to Read More
February was “I Love to Read Month” and was celebrated by many across the nation. Locally, children and volunteers celebrated by reading and doing activities they enjoy throughout the year which assist them in developing their reading skills and abilities...CLICK HERE to Read More
RSVP volunteers assisted with “The Connect Effect” art project at Hassan Elementary! Watch this video to see the tremendous impact the volunteers had on the students! Thank you to all RSVP volunteers who offered their time and talents to this activity!C...Click here to read more
A study conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture found in 2014, 3.0 million (9%) households with seniors age 65 and older experienced food insecurity. (Read the report here) Unfortunately, according to an article published by feedingameric...Click Here to Read More
FALL IN LOVE WITH AGING by discovering what RSVP and Whitney Senior Center have to offer you throughout life’s journey.
Happy Valentine’s Day from the City of St Cloud Aging Services Department!
The City of St Cloud Aging Services Department (RSVP and Whitney Senior Center) is excited to announce we now have our own FACEBOOK PAGE!
Please go to www.facebook.com/CityOfStCloudMNAgingServices/ and “Like” us to show your support and to stay up to d...Click Here to Read More!
The RSVP Reader’s Theater is a group of enthusiastic volunteers (age 55 and better) dedicated to sharing their passion of reading with students, Kindergarten through 3rd grade. The Readers’ Theater casts in St. Cloud, Becker and Elk River are all looking ...Click Here to Read More!
Every twenty minutes an older adult in the United States dies from an unintentional fall (according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention) and many more are injured. Falls are one of the leading causes of death in older adults in the United Sta...Click Here to Read More!
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency estimated at least 3 million tons of solid waste was disposed of in 2013. They also estimate that with a greater emphasis laced on recycling, this number could be lowered by over 1 million tons.
In that spirit, ...Click here to read more
Have you been thinking about volunteering for quite some time? Make a New Year’s resolution to begin volunteering through RSVP! Call the RSVP office at (320)255-7295 to get started!
Visit the RSVP website to learn about all of the exciting volunteer op...Click Here to Read More!
RSVP volunteers are involved in an ongoing Pillow Project at Fairview Northland Medical Center in Princeton, MN. These volunteers create pillows for patients being transferred out of the emergency room to another medical facility. Each pillow is machine e...Click here to read more
According to the Census Bureau, there are 21.8 million veterans of the United States armed forces as of 2014. Veteran’s Day is a day to honor and show our gratitude to these heroes; especially the 20,037 veterans living in Stearns, Benton and Sherburne co...Click here to read more
The Greater St. Cloud Area RSVP graciously accepted a $9,195.00 grant from the Benton Telecommunications Foundation. This grant will used to provide mileage reimbursement for RSVP volunteers who live in Benton County. In 2014, 250 Benton County RSVP vol...Click here to read more
The Greater St. Cloud Area RSVP staff had the pleasure of meeting Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, last week at the Minnesota Senior Corps Association Conference in St. Paul! It was an honor to meet someone who sha...Click here to read more
CLICK THE LINK BELOW to read the RSVP quarterly newsletter to get an update of what has been going on at RSVP!
Every twenty minutes an older adult in the United States dies from an unintentional fall (according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention) and many more are injured. Falls are one of the leading causes of death of older adults in the United Sta...Click here to read more!
Resolve to discover (or rediscover) the arts! Whitney Senior Center has something for everyone- from German music to acrylic painting, from woodcarving to tap dancing. Check out Whitney Time Magazine for all Whitney has to offer!Learn more...
Start the new year off right with a resolution to take better care of your body. There's always room for improvement no matter where you're at with your health & wellness journey. Whether you want to lose weight, eat healthier, or meet new people, Whi...Discover all that Whitney has to offer!
Still need something for an older adult family member or friend? Whitney Senior Center has great gifts for those who seem to have everything, and for those who just don't want more "stuff." A fitness center membership, personal training session(...Read on...