I really enjoyed Ronald J. Novak’s letter [“Opportunity to volunteer for old ‘geezers,’” The Reader’s Voice, March 17]. While I can’t describe so cleverly and humorously, I can affirm that this is a commendable and necessary public service.
Retirees can take on as many students as they feel comfortable with. Any time shared with a student is a positive experience for both student and retiree. We all know any giving comes back exponentially.
My therapy dog, Holly, and I visit several schools but have had to turn down several more invitations. Mr. Novak suggested the Tri-County Opportunities Council. You can also indicate your interest on your own to a school of your choice, but I would suggest having a reference who can vouch for you.
Educating our children is everyone’s responsibility. Our future is only as bright as the next generation.