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ORGANIZATION: Aging and Disability Services

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Disability Advocate
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Today's news makes us all think about doing more for our neighbors and community. You don't have to go across the country to find great need, it is right here in your neighborhood. But how do you get started in reaching out and helping those around you who are in need? How do you break the ice with someone you hardly know? What can you do that really matters?

HERE IS THE ANSWER

Spend time with a neighbor who is alone, blind, socially isolated. When older people become less active n their community they can also become forgoten. Visit a senior, take one to lunch or just listen to their stories of the good ole days before computers, cell phones and pdas. There is a neighbor close to you who can't see and needs some help with sorting their mail, getting to the store, bank or hair dresser.

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About Aging and Disability Services

Location:

184 Windsor Avenue (Main Office), Volunteer Positions are in Most CT Towns, Windsor (Main Office), 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.

CAUSE AREAS

Disaster Relief
People with Disabilities
Seniors
Disaster Relief, People with Disabilities, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Hartford, New Haven, Bridgeport, MiddletownWest Haven, New London, Vernon,Your Town, CT 06067

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible

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