Senior Connection Center
Advocacy & Human Rights
Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
8928 Brittany Way Tampa, FL 33619
Active Opportunities (3)
TAMPA, FL 33619
Volunteers are needed to educate and counsel senior and disabled adults and their caregivers on health insurance issues. They are also needed to provide assistance in accessing affordable prescription drugs. The volunteers will provide one-on-one counseling over the phone, via ZOOM or in person. They can work from their homes or counseling sites. Volunteers must agree to participate in educational presentations or community health fairs. Extensive training is required initially, and ongoing training is provided regularly. Volunteers will be reimbursed for mileage and receive meal allowances when on duty. Travel will generally be in the areas of Hillsborough, Manatee, Highlands, Hardee, or Polk Counties. A two-year commitment is required. Please note that persons holding a current insurance agent license cannot be considered.
Date Posted: Jan 15, 2024
Sebring, FL 33876
Retired professionals are needed to educate and counsel senior and disabled adults and their caregivers on health insurance issues and to provide assistance in accessing affordable prescription drugs. Volunteers will provide one-on-one counseling over the phone or in person. Volunteers can work from their home or from counseling sites and must agree to participate at educational presentations or community health fairs. Extensive training is required initially and on-going training is provided on a regular basis. Volunteers are reimbursed for mileage and also receive meal allowances when on duty. Travel is generally in the areas of Hillsborough, Manatee, Highlands, Hardee or Polk Counties. A two year commitment is required. Persons holding a current insurance agent license cannot be considered.
Date Posted: Jan 14, 2024
Winter Haven, FL 33884
* Virtual opportunity, but you must attend quarterly trainings in-person at least 4 times per year. Our main office is located in the Tampa/Brandon area.Mentoring sessions can be done, in-person or via ZOOM. You must reside in one of the Counties that we serve: Hillsborough Polk Manatee Highlands Hardee Many Floridians find the Medicare system to be daunting and there are millions of individuals who need guidance to understand their options. By joining our award-winning team, you'll gain the ability to change lives for the better by empowering older adults and individuals with disabilities to be confident and in control of their health care choices. Since 1993, SHINE has helped the aging and disabled populations save millions of dollars by providing free, unbiased Medicare counseling assistance. Individuals volunteering for SHINE receive the following benefits: Professional training by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and their local Area Agency on Aging Opportunities for additional training, growth, and leadership Gaining the ability to serve the local community by educating others on an individual basis, as well as through various outreach opportunities Become a local hero to those who truly need your help. In addition to serving members in your community, the invaluable knowledge and experience you gain with SHINE can be beneficial for you, your friends and loved ones. Studies have shown that volunteering boosts self-confidence, life satisfaction and even your health! If you want to challenge yourself to have a more active mind, a stronger sense of purpose, greater social involvement and improved mental, emotional, and physical health, the SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) is the volunteer opportunity you’ve been looking for! Here is a link to the state-wide SHINE website: http://www.floridashine.org/ Please note that after training, the volunteer has the option of providing services in-person or over the phone at various counseling sites OR they can provide services over the phone from their home. You are not required to do all of your volunteering at our Agency location. In addition to phone counseling, we also provided virtual counseling.
Date Posted: Jan 14, 2024
To help older adults and individuals with disabilities live with independence and dignity.
We are the Senior Connection Center, a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 corporation dedicated to helping people age at home with dignity for over 30 years. Our staff of volunteers and professionals work closely with seniors, their families, and caregivers, and help identify and locate the services they need. We serve people who typically are 60 years of age and older in a five county area in Florida encompassing Hillsborough, Polk, Manatee, Highlands and Hardee Counties. Our staff will explain your options and guide you through the maze of programs and services available to you. You will be able to plan for the future and make informed decisions for yourself or someone you care for.
Some of the services we offer include: Health care information Medicare/Medicaid information In-home care information Helping to locate providers Working with the legislature on senior issues Caregiver assistance programs Acting as your advocate with government programs Educational and outreach programs All of our programs and assistance are available at no cost to you. We receive funding from state and federal grants administered through the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. The rest of our expenses are met through the donations of generous and caring individuals and corporations. We urge you to support those companies that help us with our mission.
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