Make a Difference Volunteering for Resident’s in Long-Term Care
The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program serves residents in nursing homes, assisted living centers and residential care homes. An Ombudsman helps to improve the quality of care and life for the residents living in long-term care communities. As a friendly visitor and advocate, the volunteer has many opportunities to be of service and enrich the lives of the residents. Many residents never have a visitor after moving to a long-term care facility.
If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of residents in Canadian, Cleveland, Logan or Oklahoma Counties, we have opportunities waiting for you. If you are willing to be that friendly face and advocacy helper, it only takes a desire to be the difference in someone’s life. Potential volunteers are required to complete a two-day training class, become designated to a facility, attend a once a month educational training meeting, and commit to a minimum of only 2 hours per week visiting with residents. Sound simple? It is! Such a small sacrifice to make a huge impact in the lives of so many. Our aging community deserves a happy life. Will you help deliver some happiness?
The next training will be January 24th & 25th, 2018 held at Areawide Aging Agency, located at 4101 Perimeter Center Drive, Suite 310, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. There is no cost involved and refreshments will be served, but lunch is on your own. Each day classes begin at 9:00 a.m. and will adjourn at 3:00 p.m. This is a FREE 2-day training. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, or just want to learn more about the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, please RSVP by January 17,2018. Please contact Ombudsman Supervisor Tonya VanScoyoc, (405)942-8500. Hurry!! There’s limited seating so register to attend in order to save your seat.