RSVP seeks advocates for frail adults in long-term care

SUNY Oswego’s RSVP program needs volunteers to advocate for adults in long-term care facilities in Oswego County, and will provide training in May.

Many frail adults lack family support, and RSVP volunteers can help ensure they receive quality care and continue to be recognized as individuals. The volunteers, called ombudsmen, help address residents’ issues before they escalate into major health or safety problems.

Training for volunteer ombudsmen, who generally serve two to four hours a week, will take place May 17 to 19 and May 23 to 25. To volunteer and to register for training, contact Carolyn Schloss, Oswego County coordinator, at 350-9969.

For other volunteer opportunities and for more information about RSVP, contact Director Ellen Wahl, at 312-2317 or rsvp@oswego.edu. RSVP is a public service for older Americans, sponsored locally by SUNY Oswego and the United Way.

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(Posted: Apr 29, 2011)

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