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In Service of Seniors: Pittsburgh

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APPRISE

Like a good challenge? Helping others? Working in a collegial, team environment? Interested in health care issues? Enjoy the feeling of making someone’s day? If so, we’re looking for a volunteer like you!

APPRISE is Pennsylvania’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program designed to help Pennsylvanians understand their health care options. In Allegheny County, the APPRISE program is operated by Wesley Family Services in partnership with the Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging.

APPRISE assists clients through one-on-one counseling sessions:

  • helping them understand their Medicare and Medicaid benefits,
  • informing them of their choices about healthcare coverage,
  • identifying other medical assistance programs for which they might be eligible, and
  • assisting with the completion of the benefit applications.

There are a variety of opportunities to get involved as a volunteer with APPRISE, from assisting with important administrative functions, to giving presentations in the community, to becoming a trained expert counselor.

Please contact Tamra at Tamra.Birchfield@wfspa.org or call 412-342-2248 to have an informational/application packet sent to you.

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About In Service of Seniors: Pittsburgh

Location:

221 Penn Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221, US

Mission Statement

In Service of Seniors: Pittsburgh (ISOS), a program of Wesley Family Services, has a mission to maximize the independence of older adults in Allegheny County through practical volunteer-based supports.

Description

In Service of Seniors: Pittsburgh is a part of the Open Your Heart to a Senior (OYHS) initiative of the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Seniors who need some extra support to live independently at home and feel connected to their community are matched with volunteers in their neighborhood.

Volunteers are able to have flexible/self-service scheduling through an online database which allows volunteers to view and select activities that they would like to do. Some of the activities available are grocery shopping for or with an older adult, providing rides to appointments, friendly visiting, helping a senior with low vision read their mail, and more!

We also offer Medicare counseling through our APPRISE program and home safety checks for seniors through the Safety for Seniors program.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

221 Penn AvenuePittsburgh, PA 15221

(40.44715,-79.89269)
 

SKILLS

  • Customer Service
  • Data Entry
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Public Speaking

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4+ hours per month. Counselors must have weekday availability.

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