Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Students earn college funds for serving seniors

ACTS Retirement-Life Communities, the parent company of 19 continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) in the United States, recently awarded $149,400 in culinary service scholarships to 404 high school students for serving meals to residents in their local retirement communities. The students servers earned vouchers ranging from $300 to $500 for serving meals to residents of one of CCRCs in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama or Florida during the last scholarship period.

Students age 14 and up can qualify for ACTS culinary service scholarships. They work a specified number of hours during a 16-week scholarship period and receive an hourly wage in addition to the scholarship vouchers.

ACTS Retirement-Life Communities is a nonprofit aging services organization that serves nearly 8,000 older adults in six states. For more information, visit