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AIM seeks volunteer advocates to help long-term care residents

Sept. 14, 2017

AIM Independent Living Center is seeking volunteers for its Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, which serves Steuben and Allegany counties.

Ombudsmen are advocates for people who live in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult care homes.

Volunteer ombudsmen visit long-term care facilities, build relationships with residents, and give them a voice.

The volunteers help people understand their rights; address issues that could impact health, safety and quality of life; and investigate complaints.

The typical commitment is two hours per week at a long-term care facility in Steuben or Allegany counties that is convenient for the volunteer.

AIM will host a training and certification program for volunteers on Oct. 19, 20, 23, 24 and 25 in Corning. There is no charge to attend and mileage will be reimbursed.

For more details or to register, contact Ombudsman Program Coordinator Taryn Roloson at or 962-8225, ext. 112.