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Archive for Monday, July 17, 2006

Volunteers needed to help seniors navigate Medicare

July 17, 2006

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Agency: Douglas County Senior Services, Inc.

Contact: Katie Glendening, 842-0543

Volunteer counselors are sought to assist seniors to navigate the Medicare system. Douglas County Senior Services Inc., in cooperation with Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas, is currently recruiting volunteers to become trained counselors.

A regional training session will be Aug. 8-10. Transportation and/or mileage reimbursement may be provided.

Counselors will complete three days of training in order to confidentially counsel beneficiaries regarding Medicare, Medicare supplemental insurance, prescription drug insurance, long-term care insurance and more. To learn more about this volunteer opportunity, please contact Katie Glendening, Douglas County SHICK Coordinator, at 842-0543 or kglendening@sunflower.com.

Immediate volunteer needs

¢ The Resident Services office of a local housing organization seeks scrapbook material donations and an experienced and creative volunteer to create scrapbooks and photo albums on behalf of the agency. The volunteer will assist the organization by compiling photos and memorabilia into books to document events in a creative and attractive fashion. For more information about this opportunity, please contact Carrie Lindsey, Resident Services Specialist, at 842-1533 or clindsey@ldcha.org

- For more volunteer opportunities, contact the Roger Hill Volunteer Center, a service of the United Way of Douglas County, 2518 Ridge Court, Room 200, at 865-5030 or info@rhvc.org. Opportunities are also online at www.rhvc.org.

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