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Community - May 29, 2013

Helping seniors and homebound

During the weeks of May 6-10, more than 100 Silicon Valley real estate agents helped seniors and the homebound with household tasks they could no longer do on on their own. This is the 12th year for the free service known as the Realtor Service Volunteer Program (RSVP).

The agents assisted seniors, ranging in age from the early 60s to 100, in more than 200 households. Those tasks included changing smoke detectors and carbon monoxide batteries, replacing light bulbs, washing windows and watering plants. "If they can be safe with our help, they can stay in their homes for as long as possible," said Nancy Domich, who has been an RSVP volunteer for eight years.

The program was started by members of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors in 2001.

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