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Bilingual volunteers needed (Spanish/English) to help seniors

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ORGANIZATION: Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida

  • 14 people are interested
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Do you have a desire to help others?
Do you enjoy working with seniors?
Are you bilingual?

We need volunteers to assist Spanish-speaking seniors navigate the Medicare system!

SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) is part of a national volunteer program that provides free insurance counseling to Medicare recipients. SHINE counselors help seniors understand their health insurance coverage-- and can often help them save hundreds or even thousands of dollars on prescriptions, co-pays, and other health care expenses.

No experience is necessary-- We provide free training! We also reimburse mileage expenses for our volunteers!

Being a SHINE counselor is an incredibly rewarding experience. SHINE counselors have helped Florida seniors save millions of dollars, and have provided hundreds of thousands of seniors with peace of mind.

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About Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida

Location:

2830 Winkler Avenue, Suite 112, Fort Myers, FL 33916, US

Mission Statement

Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida connects older adults and adults with disabilities to resources and assistance for living safely with independence and dignity.

Description

The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida (AAASWFL) is a nonprofit organization serving older adults (age 60+) and adults with disabilities in Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, and Sarasota counties. It connects them, their families and caregivers to resources like elder care, adult day care, housing assistance, home care, meals, housekeeping, legal assistance, personal care, and volunteer opportunities. AAASWFL is one of 11 Aging and Disability Resource Centers designated by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and is responsible for overseeing and providing services for Planning and Service Area 8 and is a member of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging a nonprofit association representing a national network of 622 Area Agencies on Aging. AAASWFL is primarily known for its Elder Helpline (866-41-ELDER), a toll-free service that helps seniors, adults with disabilities, and caregivers. AAASWFL is also the State's point of entry for long-term care programs and government-funded services. Outreach Programs include health and wellness classes for older adults and caregivers, Medicare benefits counseling through the SHINE program, and elder abuse prevention and education.

CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Seniors
Health & Medicine, People with Disabilities, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Lee County, FloridaFort Myers, FL 33907

(26.55882,-81.8716)
 

SKILLS

  • Cost Analysis
  • Problem Solving
  • Spanish
  • General Education
  • Customer Service

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of four hours per week.

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