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The mission of the WestArk Retired & Senior Volunteer Program is to provide local seniors with opportunities to share their experience, abilities, and skills through volunteer community service in Benton, Boone, Carroll, Crawford, Madison, Marion, Sebastian, and Washington counties.

 

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FORT SMITH  (479) 783-4155     ROGERS (479) 636-0578

 

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Community Outreach

In addition to partnering with local non-profit and public organizations, WestArk RSVP manages its own programs which provide direct assistance to the community through numerous channels, including Medicare assistance, income tax assistance, and health insurance advocacy.

MEDICARE ASSISTANCE 

Did you know more than forty percent of the adults over age 60 in our community have difficulty with the paperwork required by applications for social safety net programs because of illiteracy, vision problems or comprehension problems due to illness?

We assist Medicare beneficiaries in applying for federal Low-Income subsidy and the Arkansas Medicare Savings Programs, aiding Medicare beneficiaries in choosing Medicare Part C and Part D plans and counseling new Medicare beneficiaries. 

INCOME TAX

We assist with preparing and electronically filing free federal and state (Arkansas and Oklahoma) tax returns for senior citizens, disabled, Non-English Speaking, rural individuals and families whose Adjusted Gross Income is below $54,000.

Advocacy

Partnering with the Arkansas Insurance Commission and Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP), RSVP members serve as SHIIP Advocates. They volunteer to educate consumers, unravel bureaucratic mazes, and submit fraud complaints. Find out more at Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)

Eager to learn more about our community outreach, or how you can get involved? Give us a call at 479-783-4155 in Fort Smith, or 479-636-0578 in Rogers. Your volunteer services are needed. 

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