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