Area Agency on Aging of Southeast TX looking for volunteers at nursing homes


Richard Sessions of the Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission joined Live at 5 to recruit volunteers at nursing homes.

There are roughly 1,600 people in the Golden Triangle needing advocates. All that's required is a two-hour commitment per week and two days of training.

The Area Agency on Aging of Southeast Texas needs about 10 volunteers willing to do some studying at home and serve a three-month internship before coming a certified ombudsman.

There are 25 nursing homes and 14 assisted living facilities in Jefferson, Orange and Hardin counties. Eight of the facilities need certified ombudsmen.

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