Offering meaningful volunteer opportunities
Many of TARCOG’s Area Agency on Aging programs rely on volunteers who are generous with their time and care to ensure fellow neighbors will thrive in their elder years.
Below is a summary of programs that offer meaningful volunteer opportunities. You may also contact us at 256-716-2666 for information about volunteering.
Dementia Friendly Alabama
TARCOG’s Area Agency on Aging seeks to replicate programs established by the Central Alabama Aging Consortium (CAAC) to initiate a dementia friendly community by building partnerships with business, government and community leaders. A dementia friendly community is one where those living with Alzheimer’s and their care partners feel respected, supported, and included in everyday community life.
To request information, learn how to volunteer, or report long-term care issues, contact: Alicia Howard, Lead Ombudsman, firstname.lastname@example.org, 256-716-2451
Senior Center Volunteer Opportunities
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Volunteers
TARCOG’s long-term care ombudsmen are advocates who work to improve the quality of life and protect the health, safety, welfare, and rights of residents living in long-term care and assisted living facilities.
Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)
Alabama State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
Volunteer with SHIP to help Medicare beneficiaries make informed choices regarding insurance benefits by providing information about all benefits and resources available.