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Veterans Helping Veterans with Hospice of the Western Reserve

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ORGANIZATION: VANTAGE Aging RSVP

Veterans who are volunteers are assigned to patients who are also veterans to provide social support. This is usually done by phone calls but in some instances may be done by video chat. We like to pair people from the same branch/type of service/or war time service if possible.

Provide veteran to veteran companionship and support via conversation, reminiscence, listening, validation, and presence.

Volunteers will conduct volunteer recognition ceremonies. Veteran volunteers receive training on how to conduct a ceremony. Some times they are more elaborate and sometimes they are simpler, depending on family preference.

Volunteers should be an active duty service person or Veteran branch of the Military, including the National Guard. Hospice and palliative care patients who have served in the military will be the recipients of these volunteer efforts. There are often things that Veterans do not feel comfortable sharing with their family, and it is nice to have someone else to talk to who has also served. Having a Veteran perform the Veteran Recognition Ceremony is more meaningful.

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About VANTAGE Aging RSVP

Location:

388 S Main St., Ste. 235, Akron, OH 44311, US

Mission Statement

Promoting a positive perspective on aging.

Description

VANTAGE Aging promotes positive aging through a variety of programs and services for older adults. Our nonprofit organization serves 38 counties and is headquartered in Akron, Ohio. In Summit and Medina Counties, we facilitate the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) for those 55 and older who want to make a meaningful impact in the community. We also offer employment training, home care and home health aide assistance, nutrition and home-delivered meal services, alcohol and drug addiction counseling, and mental health and prevention services.

CAUSE AREAS

Crisis Support
Seniors
Veterans & Military Families
Crisis Support, Seniors, Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

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WHERE

Multiple locations Akron, OH 44320

(41.0789,-81.58706)
 

SKILLS

  • Family Therapy
  • Elder care
  • Veteran Care
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training

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