Westchester Mental Health Association Seeks Volunteers

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. –  The Mental Health Association of Westchester is seeking volunteer advocates for New York state’s Long Term Care Ombudsman Program.

An ombudsman checks in on a resident.
An ombudsman checks in on a resident. Photo Credit: Provided

Ombudsmen resolve complaints, monitor quality of life issues, and help residents at locations including nursing and adult homes as well as assisted living residencies.

A free 36-hour training program will run once a week for five weeks and begin on Oct. 2, 2014. Subjects will include the aging process, regulations, levels of care, and how-to skills regarding working and negotiating with staff for the protection of residents’ rights as prescribed by law, according to a press release.

Call program director Margaret Hadad at 914-345-5900, ext. 7522 for more information or to schedule an interview.

MHA is a community-based mental health agency that has been offering services, education and advocacy for 68 years. It annually provides a variety of mental health services for 18,000 people. For more information, visit its website.  

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