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Do you have Genuine Concern for Older Adults...Become their Advocates!

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ORGANIZATION: Old Colony Elder Services

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Old Colony Planning Council is seeking caring and compassionate volunteers to help seniors in nursing, transitional care units and rest homes. As a long term care Ombudsman volunteer you will visit residents weekly to listen, support and be their advocate. You will assist them in resolving concerns about their care and quality of life in a long-term care facility. Training will be provided in resident advocacy, dispute resolutions and long-term care regulations. You will be compensated for your mileage at the current IRS rate for your weekly visits. Please consider volunteering to make a difference in the lives of the residents, to help advocate for their health and well being.

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About Old Colony Elder Services

Location:

144 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Old Colony Elder Services (OCES) is to support the independence and dignity of elders and individuals with disabilities by providing essential information and services that promote healthy and safe living. OCES has a variety of volunteer programs including the Nutrition Program, Money Management Program, and RSVP of Plymouth County.

Description

OCES' Nutrition Program is there to reduce hunger and food insecurity, promote socialization, and to promote the health and well-being of older adults and individuals with disabilities.

OCES' Money Management Program (MMP) helps older adults and individuals with disabilities in helping to manage their finances and pay their bills. The MMP program provides confidential assistance in managing a budget and keeping finances organized.

RSVP of Plymouth County (RSVP), a program of OCES, is the Plymouth County chapter AmeriCorps Seniors. RSVP works with our service partners by utilizing the financial, infrastructure and human resources of RSVP. We recruit and interview volunteers age 55 and older, and align their abilities and interests to meet the needs of the community as provided by the service partners.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Seniors
Advocacy & Human Rights, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Brockton, MA 02301

(42.07255,-71.03789)
 

SKILLS

  • Advocacy
  • Community Outreach
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Approximately 2 hours per week for visits, 2 hours per month for meetings. Schedule is very flexible-visits can be anytime, 7 days a week between the hours of 10:00am-7pm
  • Kind, compassionate and desire to help older persons. Good listener with good communication and organizational skills.

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