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SENIOR CITIZENS SERVICES INC

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Community
  • Crisis Support
  • Health & Medicine
  • Seniors

Location

1717 DAUPHIN STMOBILE, AL 36604 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Our Mission: The Via Health, Fitness and Enrichment Center/Senior Citizens Services promote a healthy, active, independent lifestyle among adults. Via/SCS advocates, teaches, and leads healthy aging programs and initiatives for the surrounding community. Our vision: The Via Health, Fitness and Enrichment Center/Senior Citizens Services will be the community leader in healthy aging initiatives by creating and supporting health and wellness programs, education on aging, mature adult advocacy, and family and individual support services with an emphasis on intergenerational learning and research.

Description

VOLUNTEER GUARDIAN PROGRAM

VGP is a partnership between:

* Via Health, Fitness & Enrichment Center

* Mobile County Probate Court

* Mobile County Commission

* The City of Mobile

* Community Partners who assist with referrals and support services

Much-appreciated support is provided by the Mobile Bar Foundation, an organization committed to improving the legal system and the administration of justice.

Volunteer Guardians are appointed by the Probate Court to make decisions for the incapacitated to protect their health and safety. VGP remains the only program of its kind in our state, and is the last line of defense for vulnerable citizens - with no appropriate family or friends - against homelessness and worsening quality of life.

YOU can be a Volunteer Guardian. We are looking for volunteers who are compassionate, caring and committed, 21 and older, have computer access, transportation and the ability to learn basic legal and medical information, complete a background check and can spare at least 4-6 hours per month to make a vulnerable citizen's life better.

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