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Aging and Disability Services

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Join me while I exercise my guide dog and improve our skills.

You know you have always wondered how people who are blind manage their day to day activities and do the tasks necessary to run a household. Now is your chance to find out; just one day of service driving to a mundane but a very important medical appointment. This local lady needs a ride to Sturbridge, Mass. for an important eye appointment. She and her guide dog need to leave Wethersfield to arrive in Sturbridge for a noon appointment. Pick a day, either January 14 or 15 and sign on for this one-time round-trip.
Requirements for this opportunity include 2 references, a driver's license and auto insurance of $50k/person, $100k per incident.
If you enjoy the experience, you can stay on with this lady for regular volunteer visits or another local neighbor.

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About Aging and Disability Services

Location:

184 Windsor Avenue, Volunteer Positions in Most CT Towns, Windsor, CT 06095, US

Mission Statement

Maximizing opportunities for the independence and well-being of people with disabilities and older adults in Connecticut. Core Values INTEGRITY: We interact honestly and fairly with all others, adhering to strong ethics, values and principals. RESPECT: We value and recognize others for their unique skills, talents and contributions, and are considerate in all interactions. PROFESSIONALISM: We are mindful of our daily conduct and strive to have the highest work standards with a courteous attitude. OPEN COMMUNICATION: We encourage the sharing of information and knowledge in an accurate, honest and supportive way.

Description

Aging and Disability Services: Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind

Welcome to the Department of Aging and Disability Services. Our programs, policies and practices are designed to:

  • Deliver integrated aging and disability services responsive to the needs of Connecticut citizens;
  • Provide leadership on aging and disability issues statewide;
  • Provide and coordinate aging and disability programs and services in the areas of employment, education, independent living, accessibility and advocacy;
  • Advocate for the rights of Connecticut residents with disabilities and older adults; and
  • Serve as a resource on aging and disability issues at the state level.

The Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind enables its clients to become more self-sufficient and to maximize their participation in the community, at school and in employment settings. It is important to note that most people who are legally blind retain a significant degree of practical vision.
Community
Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities

WHEN

Thu Jan 14, 2021 - Fri Jan 15, 2021
10:00 AM - 03:00 PM  

WHERE

Start in WethersfieldTravel to SturbridgeReturn to WethersfieldWethersfield, CT 06109

(41.70469,-72.67425)
 

SKILLS

  • Bus/Van Driving
  • Customer Service
  • Healthcare
  • Life Coaching
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • This one n done day of service will be about 4 hours - about an hour in each direction, an hour for the appointment - maybe a light lunch of you wish.
  • Must have good driving record, sufficient insurance as noted above, be willing to arm/arm, door to door - wait a bit too. Welcome a guide dog in the car.

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