Request for Proposals for Presenters at Active Adult Centers

Overview: East Valley Adult Resources (EVAR) is a nonprofit organization that has been dedicated to empowering and supporting older adults and their families to remain independent and engaged in our community since 1979. We serve thousands of older adults each year through our core programs, including Center-Based Services, Meals on Wheels, In-Home Support, and Outreach Social Services.

As a nonprofit organization, our older adult participants rely on us to be unbiased in our support as we help to mobilize a variety of community resources to augment our own direct services. We view our neutrality as one of our greatest assets. Similarly, we are committed to ensuring that educational presentations, health screenings and similar activities for participants of our Active Adult Centers are of the highest quality possible from community collaborators with the greatest subject matter expertise.

Criteria for Presentations: Professionals, businesses and organizations who would like to volunteer to present on specific topics of expertise and/or conduct health screenings, workshops, or similar activities are encouraged to complete the attached Request for Proposals Application that will be reviewed by EVAR to determine alignment with current needs. Applicants will be notified as to whether their proposal and availability aligns with current needs and interests of Active Adult Center participants.

EVAR is seeking presentations and activities that engage diverse groups of older adults who attend the Active Adult Centers. Participants may range in age from 60 to 100+, with a wide range of physical capabilities and interests. We are particularly interested in proposals for health and wellness education and screenings, but welcome applications on technology related education, creative expression, legal and financial planning, hobbies/ activities ranging from genealogy to fishing, and more. We are not seeking presentations about specific businesses; as a non-profit organization, we do not endorse one provider over another to our participants. Marketing or solicitation of business during presentations or activities at the Active Adult Centers is not permitted; instead, please refer to the section of EVAR’s Marketing Opportunities.

Marketing Opportunities: Businesses and organizations that serve older adults are encouraged to participate as sponsors or exhibitors at our Fall Healthy Living Expo at the Mesa Convention Center and our Spring Expos at Mesa and Red Mountain Active Adults Centers to market their own services. These fee-based marketing opportunities enable businesses to directly present their information to East Valley older adults who are there to learn about needed resources. Please contact Dyanna Hyde, Development Associate, at DHyde@evadultresources.org or 480-219-2599 for more information.