|By Admin1 (admin) on Monday, November 26, 2001 - 6:34 pm: Edit Post|
Return of the aged hippies
|By Llewellyn Campbell Douglass (llewie2) on Tuesday, December 04, 2001 - 6:25 pm: Edit Post|
|By AnnBonds on Saturday, January 12, 2002 - 6:28 pm: Edit Post|
My husband & I think this is a wonderful idea! I am an RPCV from service in The Philippines from 1973-1975. We have travelled to The Philippines & Mexico together & are interesting in joining Peace Corps in early retirement. A one year commitment with an option to extend another year sounds great. We also like the plan to be posted near health care, as we don't feel as invincible as we once were. Please keep us posted on the progress of this plan.
|By Joanne Powhida on Thursday, November 29, 2001 - 9:46 am: Edit Post|
I think this would be a very good idea...however, it would be imperative that the Senior PC contingent were composed of people with technical skills...perhaps the best place to start would be with a health program...only RPCVs with clinical skills and licensed would be eligible. That would leave some of us, BA generalists, waiting on shore...but that is only fair. Sounds great! Joanne Powhida Colombia XI 63-65 PS Those of us who could not go, might form an independent foundation to give financial support to projects of those who would volunteer.
|By Fran Bowman on Monday, December 03, 2001 - 7:16 pm: Edit Post|
As a PC in Jamaica 70-72, I feel like a "sixty's type", and I have often thought about going back to the Peace Corps. I support the Senior Peace Corps idea, but I don't know why the seniors should be treated differently from the younger ones. In my group in 1970 there were numerous single retirees and older couples; they seemed to take to the work with enthusiasm and high energy! One factor, though, is that Jamaica had excellent health care resources for all, clean water and few communicable diseases (eg, no malaria). That is an important consideration. It would be good to survey those RPCV's who are now in their 80's to see what they think about their experience.
|By Engen on Thursday, January 03, 2002 - 10:18 pm: Edit Post|
As returned volunteers from successful Brazil programs, both my wife and I would be interested in new opportunities such as this. Health may be a very important area, but business organization skills are also required in many areas. Engen 1969.
|By John Dinger on Tuesday, January 08, 2002 - 10:37 pm: Edit Post|
Exellent idea. This has been going through my mind for quite awhile, to rejoin Peace Corps. There are some problems to be worked out for the older PCV, as how to store the belongings and household items accumulated over a lifetime. Most people in their later years would not relish the thought of starting from scratch after their service terminates. But I'm sure that all these details could be worked out. In our previous tour, Swaziland '71 to '75, Peace Corps financially assisted with storage for family PCV's, possibly this could be done again.
|By Nancy Cady (nhcady) on Tuesday, January 08, 2002 - 11:33 pm: Edit Post|
I have always considered rejoining the Peace Corps after my career is over and my kids have flown the nest. I hope Peace Corps will be available and that my health will allow me to do it again! (If I'm not too busy at home that is!)
|By Josh Schuwan on Monday, March 24, 2003 - 9:20 am: Edit Post|
I think that everyone listed in or affiliated with this site is a burnout reeferhead and need to realize that without war you wouldn't be able to load those bowls and B*tch about our country. I know that there are some good people here but good people can be ignorant also.
|By Ron Sandidge on Thursday, April 10, 2003 - 10:01 am: Edit Post|
A tremendously forward-thinking idea, not unlike the original concept of the Peace Corps. As a RPCV I would enjoy the challenge and opportunity to serve in this capacity. Let's make this idea a reality!
|By Usama Khalidi (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, February 10, 2004 - 9:05 am: Edit Post|
Almost a year later, this idea doesn't seem to have gone anywhere. I'll be interested in helping to revive it. Perhaps we can start with forming a group of interested RPCVs and go from there.
RPCV, Oman, 1981-83.
|By Everett Chard (0-2pool3-93.nas5.omaha1.ne.us.da.qwest.net - 22.214.171.124) on Saturday, December 18, 2004 - 8:23 pm: Edit Post|
Well, I was an elder PCV (61 and half to 63 and Half). This senior wedge for us seems a good use of experience - provided the ADPC's and all stay off our backs. In effect we have to get around them. Take this: I am deaf, became deaf at 30 or so, and I damn sure sense what Ghana does not need in a deaf PCV to watch and sign again and how to generate more efficiency and effectiveness. What it is no, I pay for health care with others for an interpreter of mine there, and some now for education. Then I'd want to be dumped to Florida. .... Ev in Iowa
|By wilson (126.96.36.199) on Saturday, December 10, 2005 - 10:32 pm: Edit Post|
this is for kirk keith of IOWA peace may we know your email address
|By Anonymous (western-admin-248-82.cust.aaawireless.net - 188.8.131.52) on Friday, September 21, 2007 - 11:28 am: Edit Post|