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Long Term Care Advocates Wanted

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AARP Connecticut is recruiting volunteers to serve as advocates for nursing home residents through the state’s Long Term Care Ombudsman Program.

Volunteers work with nursing home staff to improve the quality of life for residents. Tasks include speaking to a dietitian about changing food, asking to make a room more comfortable, creating new weekend activities or letting nurses know a resident needs more timely assistance.

Volunteers “make new relationships and take satisfaction in knowing they are making a real difference,” said Elaine Werner of AARP Connecticut.

Informational sessions are in Manchester on June 19, New Fairfield on June 24 and Meriden on June 25. To learn more, call 866-388-1888 toll-free.

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