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Aging and Disability Services

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A local fellow has recently suffered sudden loss of vision and is in need of some support. This gent who normally is the first to help others now is unable to drive and needs to get to medical appts. at least three times per week for the next few months. These are regular appointments and a team is being recruited to help. If you can assist with just one day per week or every other week, that will be well received! Others will help you help him. You can also assist him and his household with picking up groceries or sundries, friendly visiting or socializing when possible.
Requirements to be a great volunteer include:

  • a desire to help others;
  • a pleasant demeanor;
  • a good reading/speaking voice;
  • average reading skills;
  • organizational or planning abilities;
  • a good driving record;
  • a clear criminal history;
  • two references
  • access to a car with proof of insurance;
  • a minimum of $50/100k liability and $5,000 of property damage coverage.

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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
People with Disabilities
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

East HartlandWinstedEast Hartland, CT 06027

(42.01128,-72.91062)
 

SKILLS

  • Operations
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Carpentry
  • Interior / Exterior Decorating
  • Woodworking

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Very flexible, mostly weekday driving for medical appointments, others will help if you do what you can!
  • Must be 18. Have vehicle and daytime-weekday openings- be a good listener.

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