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For retirees , a chance to RISE and shine

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We've all heard of Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA). A play on that name is Retirees in Service to the Environment (RISE). The volunteer program, developed a few years ago by gerontologists at Cornell University and Ithaca College, seems perfect for Schenectady County, with its large and growing number of smart, environmentally conscious retirees . RISE trains retirees age 55 and up to be environmental stewards who work on programs and projects and educate ...


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