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Senior Outreach Services

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*Offer companionship and emotional support by visiting once a week and keeping in touch via the telephone.

*Provide support by driving clients to doctors' offices for medical appointments, pharmacies to collect prescription medication, grocery stores to assist them with shopping and take them out on outings.

*Share a skill, play board games, assist your client by reading, especially those with limited vision.

*Help with other day-to-day needs.

*Be an advocate for your client and the eyes and ears of the program.

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About Senior Outreach Services

Location:

1664 North Virginia St. Mail Stop 0146, Reno,, NV 89557, US

Mission Statement

Mission Statement:

To assist frail elderly senior citizens living alone in the community to stay healthy and to continue living in their homes independently as long as possible while at the same time providing opportunities for socialization, escorted transportation, and support.

Description

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Senior Outreach Services (SOS), Sanford Center for Aging, UNR

The Senior Outreach Services (SOS) program is all about volunteerism. If you have an interest in making a difference in the lives of the elders in Washoe County, SOS needs you. These are seniors needing essential services, socialization, emotional support, and transportation for medical appointments and essential errands. These seniors may have no family or other support system.

The program goal is to assist seniors aging in place, and to avoid a costly alternative for both the elder and the taxpayer.

For more information please call Sina Ward, Director of Senior Outreach Services, Sanford Center for Aging, University of Nevada, Reno (775) 784-7506 or sinaw@unr.edu

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

401 West 2nd StreetReno, NV 89503

(39.52661,-119.81895)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Elder care

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least 2 hours/wk
  • own transportation

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