Get involved at the Volunteer Connection Community Fair
You can sign up that day to become a volunteer or just check out your options from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in Room 369 at the county's Public Services Building, 2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City.
The following opportunities will be presented:
? Senior Health Insurance Benefits Program/Senior Medicare Patrol
Help people with Medicare questions make informed decisions about their health care. Assist in other areas, such as fraud.
? Money management support coach
Help seniors and people with disabilities manage their finances and protect them against financial abuse and fraud.
? Family caregiver support
Help people promote healthy aging, aging in place, and family caregiver self-care. Assist unpaid family caregivers who are seeking relief from the demands of care.
? Transportation driver
Help seniors and people with disabilities by driving them to nonemergency medical appointments, shopping and more. Volunteer mileage reimbursement provided.
? Living Well with Chronic Conditions co-facilitator
Become a lay leader and co-facilitate small groups regarding self-management techniques relating to chronic conditions. Volunteers are trained with an evidence-based curriculum from Stanford University.
? Retired senior volunteer program
This is a program for people age 55 and better. Volunteers give their time to make communities safe, vibrant and compassionate. Agencies represented (in addition to the above programs) include OFB Clackamas County Food Pantries and Food Basket programs, Father's Heart Street Ministries, Gleaners of Clackamas County, and other food bank agencies. Other agency referrals can be made as well.
? Senior Companion Program
Seniors over 55 can help other seniors at risk of isolation, help seniors remain independent, and provide much-needed support and companionship. Make the difference in the life of someone in need of a friend and socialization.