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Phoenix Honors Residents for Volunteer EffortsPhoenix Honors Residents for Volunteer Efforts<div class="ExternalClass757D50341BBE4785B73B0607537E3086"><p>Hundreds of volunteers were honored today for the time and services they provided in the past year at the city's 15 Human Services Department senior centers.</p><p>This year, 596 volunteers logged 135,708 hours, equaling $3,060,215 worth of services.   Through the city's senior programs, volunteers provide support services for older adults such as greeting participants, serving meals, assisting office staff, facilitating activities and planning trips.</p><p>"Volunteers are the backbone of so many important services for seniors, and without all their hard work and dedication to helping others, we would not be as successful as we are today," said Mayor Greg Stanton.  </p><p>The city's senior centers provide people 60 years and older and adults with disabilities with services, including nutrition programs; congregate meals; home-delivered meals; educational opportunities; recreation and social activities; information, referral and advocacy; and transportation.  A calendar of events is available at each center.</p><p>The luncheon was hosted by the city's Human Services Department funded through private donations.  For more information about the city's senior programs, call 602-262-7379 or visit phoenix.gov/seniorservices.</p></div>12/18/2014 10:00:00 PMGeneral Information: 602-262-7379 Media Contact: Alejandro Montiel, 602-534-3443