Senior Volunteers Learn Energy Saving Tips for the New Year
The Partnership’s Foster Grandparents and Senior Companions kicked off the new year with a Home Energy Saving Workshop. The TVA Energy Right Solutions workshop, presented by Director of Homeownership Candy Ayers and Energy Director Angela Ingram, offered the volunteers in attendance ways to be smarter about how they use energy.
Cost savings measures in the workshop ran the gamut from updating lighting to LED bulbs to sealing leaks and upgrading to appliances with higher Energy Star efficiency ratings. Candy and Angela followed-up the presentation with a Q&A with volunteers. Each attendee who completed a provided survey received a Home Energy starter kit with energy-saving products such as caulk, weather stripping, foam sealant, and LED bulbs.
Senior Programs volunteers are income-eligible and most are on a fixed monthly income. All volunteers receive a tax-free stipend to supplement their incomes. Thanks to the tips presented to the group, the volunteers walked away with some valuable money-saving strategies for making the most of the energy they use while also being economically friendly.