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Commendable for retirees to help at schools

Published: Saturday, March 29, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

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.

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