Area community members are invited to join the AAA team in the rewarding position of volunteer!
The Senior population of Southern Utah is quickly growing, as are the issues that affect them. The Area Agency on Aging has been providing services to frail and elderly adults for over 20 years, but our activities go beyond that. Whether it be providing information and referrals, offering training and educational events, or teaching principles of living well, there is something for everyone at the AAA.
Volunteers play a valuable role in our ability to meet the needs of seniors and individuals living with disabilities in our community. Volunteering offers vital help to people in need, worthwhile causes, and our local communities, but the benefits can be even greater for you, the volunteer. Volunteering and helping others can reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose. While it’s true that the more you volunteer, the more benefits you’ll experience, volunteering doesn’t have to involve a long-term commitment or take a huge amount of time out of your busy day. Giving your time in even simple ways can help those in need and improve your health and happiness.
“Well-being is at the forefront of what we’re working together towards. Our programs and activities are designed to be a catalyst that helps seniors in our community reach their goals and fulfill their potential,” said Kristina Raner of the Area Agency on Aging, “If you are looking for a rewarding experience, we would love to have you join our team!”
Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, especially if you are new to an area. It strengthens your ties to the community and broadens your support network, exposing you to people with common interests, neighborhood resources, and fun and fulfilling activities. By giving back to the community, you’ll see first-hand how volunteering makes a difference and how good it feels to help other people and enact change. It’s also a valuable way for you to get to know organizations in the community and find resources and activities for your family and friends. With your help, we can continue making a difference in the lives of seniors, Veterans, and people living with disabilities.
At the Area Agency on Aging-Five County, we have many programs currently in need of volunteers:
Benefits Access and Information:
Benefits Enrollment Center: Help improve the health and happiness of older adults by assisting Medicare beneficiaries in connecting with other public benefits for which they may qualify. Volunteers of all ages are welcome! For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP): Volunteers educate, advocate, counsel and empower people to make informed healthcare benefit decisions. For more information, contact email@example.com
Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP): Empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to detect and report health care fraud and abuse. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Foster Grandparents: The Foster Grandparent Program provides an opportunity for limited income seniors to earn a small, tax-free stipend of $2.65 per hour while tutoring and mentoring children. For more information, contact email@example.com
Senior Companion: The Senior Companion program provides an opportunity for limited income seniors to earn a small, tax-free stipend of $2.65 per hour while helping other seniors maintain their independence and providing respite to caregivers. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program(RSVP): This opportunity allows mature adults, age 55 and over, to stay active and healthy in retirement, while helping their community members to do the same through teaching evidence based preventative health classes. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Front Desk/Office Volunteer Opportunity:
Five County is looking for volunteers to answer phones at our front desk. When you volunteer at our front desk, you will do more than just answer phones... Volunteering offers vital help to people in need, worthwhile causes, and our local communities, but the benefits can be even greater for you, the volunteer. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
JOIN OUR TEAM TODAY!