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Older Adult Who Has Volunteered More Than an Entire Year’s Worth of Service Hours to Be Recognized by Toledo Police/Area Office on Aging for Service to Homebound Seniors

How do you measure a year? “In service to others” is how Freddi Roberson answers this question posed in the “Seasons of Love” song from the musical Rent. 

There are 8,760 hours in a year and Freddi Roberson has contributed more hours of service than that with an astounding 8,950 hours of giving back to homebound older adults and others. 

This super volunteer and other older adult volunteers was recognized at The Toledo Police Department and Area Office on Aging’s Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol Volunteer Recognition Dinner on December 12 at the Premier Banquet Complex, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd. in Toledo. 

The RSVP Patrol Program, which is a joint effort between the Toledo Police Department and the Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio, utilizes volunteers age 55 and better who after being trained, go and check the well-being of homebound older adults once a week. They also check the homes of people who are away on vacation, hospitalized or in rehabilitation.

Toledo Police Department Officer Kathleen Mohr with Freddi Roberson in 2012 Receiving a Medical Mutual Volunteer Award

The RSVP Patrol Program has been operating since September of 2000 and currently has approximately The program has proven to be very successful, even receiving a national award.


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