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Ombudsman Reception

Aug 15, 2018, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM Location: 258 Genesee Street in Utica

Purple Summery Themed Flyer Promoting the upcoming Ombudsman Reception on August 15th in Utica

You can make a difference in the quality of life for others!

Join us to learn more about a great volunteer opportunity

Utica, New York –  Do you have a passion for connecting with individuals who reside in long-term care facilities? You can make a difference! The Resource Center for Independent Living (RCIL) and the NYS Long Term Care Ombudsman program are hosting a Reception on Wednesday, August 15th from 11:30am – 1:30pm at 258 Genesee Street in Utica.

Nobody grows up saying they want to live in a nursing home or other types of long-term care facilities, but sometimes it is necessary. When this happens, residents often need someone to guide them through this transition and educate them on their rights residing in a nursing home. RCIL and the NYS Long-Term Care Ombudsman program are looking for Ombudsman Volunteers to provide this much needed presence in local nursing homes throughout Herkimer, Madison, Oneida and Otsego Counties.

The Ombudsman Program provides advocates and resources for those who reside in long-term care facilities such as nursing homes, assisted living and adult care facilities; working to investigate and resolve complaints on behalf of the residents.

Join us to learn more about this great volunteer opportunity! Just a little bit of your time (about 2-4 hours per week) can have a big impact on the quality of life for others! Please RSVP by Wednesday, August 8th by calling 315-272-1872.

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The Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, and Otsego County Ombudsman Program is administered through the Resource Center for Independent Living (RCIL) with volunteers certified by the Office of the New York State Long Term Care Ombudsman.

This document was developed under grant CFDA 93.778 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.