Parentis Health Foundation of Laguna Hills Joins Forces with AARP Foundation Experience Corps to Positively Enrich the Lives of Older Adults and Youth in Orange County

We are proud to announce the launch of Parentis Health Foundation as the newest host agency of Experience Corps, AARP Foundation’s intergenerational volunteer-based tutoring program, in Orange County. Parentis Health Foundation will work in partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley to bring three Exper`ience Corps sites to San Juan Capistrano, Aliso Viejo, and Rancho Santa Margarita, fall of 2017.

The Experience Corps program has been shown to improve the literacy rates of children, enrich the lives of older adult volunteers and strengthen schools in communities.  In a single school year, students in K-3rd grade who worked one-to-one with Experience Corps tutors achieved more than 60 percent greater gains in critical literacy skills than their peers who were not served by the program.

The Parentis Health Foundation wishes to generate enduring positive outcomes for students, volunteers age 50 and older, schools and communities. With its intergenerational approach, the program not only helps students at a critical juncture in their education, but also engages volunteers in their communities, putting their wisdom to work while guiding the next generation of readers.

Parentis Health works to provide a full range of care services for the elderly based on a core belief that a dignified, empowered life should be available to everyone regardless of age, ability or state of wellness. In holding true to this mission, the Parentis Health Foundation seeks to inspire and empower seniors and youth by nurturing relationships across generations that build confidence and foster a shared sense of purpose.

To learn more about becoming a tutor/mentor volunteer contact Karen Banse, Volunteer Recruitment Specialist at 949.244.1560 or  karen.banse@parentishealth.com . Interested in becoming part of the Parentis Health Foundation Board of Directors, contact Janice Frechette-Artinger, Program Director, PHF Vice-Chair at 949.767.7503 or email: janice.frechette@parentishealth.com.

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