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National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by the St. Cloud Police Department, will involve over 16,728 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military ba...Read on...
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 Tuesday, August 2, 2016, weather permitting, the Veterans Bridge will be reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction from 5th Avenue North to 2nd Avenue NE due to Beaver Island Trail construction work.
This same closure w...Read on...
Please be advised that beginning on Monday, August 1, 2016, through Friday, August 12, 2016, weather permitting, 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 E...Read on...
Please be advised that on Saturday, July 30, 2016, the following street segments and parking lots will be closed due to the “Takin’ It to the Streets” event:
• 5th Avenue South from TH 23 to West St. Germain Street• 1st Street South between 4th and 6...Read on...
Please be advised that beginning on Monday, July 11, 2016, 12th Street North/Northway Drive will be intermittently reduced to one lane of traffic in both directions from 9th Avenue North to TH 15 for bituminous resurfacing improvements.
Motorists can e...Read on...
Please be advised that beginning on Monday, June 27, 2016, the milling and paving project will commence in the Goettens Area neighborhood to complete the project area as originally proposed. The following street segments will be resurfaced:
• 12th Stre...Read on...
Please be advised that beginning on Monday, June 20, 2016, 33rd Avenue North from 1st Street North to 8th Street North will be closed to through traffic. Detours will be posted.
The road closure is needed to perform a full depth mill and overlay on 33r...Read on...
Please be advised that beginning on Monday, June 6, 2016, 5th Avenue SE from TH 23 to 7th Street SE will be closed to traffic due to a neighborhood reconstruction project in the area. Please note that 6th Street SE from 5th Avenue SE to Wilson Avenue SE w...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.
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!
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!
RSVP is currently recruiting volunteers to go “back to school” as a volunteer for the 2015-2016 school year!
If you are ages 55 or better and you are interested in making a difference in your community schools please call the RSVP office at (320)255-7...Read on...
The National Education Association says that having kids practice reading will develop stronger skills and is a crucial component to becoming a good reader and the U.S. Department of Education did a study that discovered a positive correlation between tim...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. In 2014, RSVP voluntee...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, Whitney...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(s), woodsh...Read on...