Volunteers are had to assist senior citizens through People Inc., Center for Elder Law and Justice, and the New York State Long Term Care Ombudsman Program.
Volunteers, called ombudsmen, supporter and promote the rights of citizens who reside in retirement home and other long-lasting care centers in Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties. Ombudsmen are a supporter for the senior and offer analytical abilities. Phone screenings are offered to examine eligibility to sign up with the program’s upcoming training sessions. Ombudsmen volunteers check out, solve and/or refer problems. Opportunities are offered for those who operate in expert fields, such as paralegals, human service staff, social employees and business experts. Lots of volunteers are likewise current senior citizens, varying from those who have actually worked within education systems, administration to engineering fields. Schedules are versatile with a minimum of 2 hours each week.
Those who are registered into the program can be trained in either Amherst or Silver Creek. Volunteers have to go to all 6 sessions, which will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. May 9, 10, 11, 30, 31 and June 1.