"The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others."
~ Vincent Van Gogh

The RSVP Force


Joe Grifka, RSVP Director

  • The Monroe Center for Healthy Aging is excited to welcome RSVP of Monroe County as a program and service offered under its' sponsorship. Maybe you've seen the new RSVP director, Joe Grifka and his friendly face around the center. There is a new chapter for RSVP, working to expand volunteer experiences to better reach the entire county. Special attention will be paid to supplying health, nutrition and safety services to help seniors remain in their homes. Other areas of special interest will include using the special talents of seniors to help our children with math, reading and socialization and maintaining the existing network of senior support to many community services.
  • Register as a RSVP (retired senior volunteer program) Volunteer. Seniors who register keep the program viable and the volunteer force active! To register, call 734-241-0408 or pick up a form from our front desk.


    Elaine Hudkins, Volunteer Coordinator

    • We would love to have you on the team. Stop by the Center for a Volunteer Application.
    • Click here, to view "Volunteer Opportunities" at the Center
    • Click here, to view the "Sunshine Group" at the Center. Join us in helping folks who need companionship and support.
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        Various volunteer opportunites are available: bingo, data entry, front desk assistance, class assistance, event positions, dining room set-up, rummage and bake sale, newsletter crew, office assistance and MORE:

        • Front Desk Greeter
        • Sunshine Group (visiting and contacting ill, bereaved, or hospitalized members and others)
        • Dining Room (setting up or cleaning after meals, serving)
        • Maintenance & Inventory Needs
        • Special events such as Health Odysseys, shows and dinners, card parties, car shows, duck burger lunches and more.


          Donations are also always welcome to support our programming. We are a mission-oriented organization that makes a difference in numerous lives of older adults, through wellness programs, socializing, nutrition, support resource advocacy and coordination, and problem solving. General contributions or funds designated for a specific purpose, in memory of a special person, or in-kind donations are gratefully accepted. We are a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax deductible. Please call us if you have any questions.

          Your donation can be mailed to:
          The Monroe Center for Healthy Aging
          15275 S. Dixie Hwy.
          Monroe, MI 48161