Volunteers Needed to Help Residents of Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities



Contact for News Media:
grace.lynch@fairfaxcounty.gov
703-324-5277, TTY 703-449-1186
www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices

June 1, 2010

News Highlights

  • Volunteers are needed to help residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities advocate for their rights, resolve conflicts and improve their quality of life.
  • Volunteers need to commit to a minimum of four hours a week for one year.
  • Volunteers receive training and continuing support.
  • To volunteer call 703-324-5861 or 703-324-5422; TTY 703-449-1186 or e-mail lisa.callahan@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Help residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities advocate for their rights, resolve conflicts and improve their quality of life. The Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteers who can commit a minimum of four hours a week for one year. Volunteers set their own schedules with visits usually occurring between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays. Volunteers receive training and continuing support.

Apply now to attend the three-day initial training on September 13, 14 and 23. Call 703-324-5861 or 703-324-5422; TTY 703-449-1186 or e-mail lisa.callahan@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Find out why so many of our volunteers say, “I receive so much more than I give!”

The Northern Virginia Long-Term Ombudsman Program serves the City of Alexandria and the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and all towns and cities within these jurisdictions. The program is part of the Department of Family Services’ Fairfax Area Agency on Aging.


Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. To request this information in an alternate format, call Department of Family Services' Fairfax Area Agency on Aging at 703-324-5411, TTY 703-449-1186.

Fairfax County Department of Family Services
Division of Aging and Adult Services/Fairfax Area Agency on Aging
12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 708
Fairfax, Virginia 22035-1104
NR: 32010


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