Can you be an advocate for West Seattle Long Term Care residents?

Free four day training will get you there and help the elderly in need of assistance

press release:

Volunteers are urgently needed to advocate on behalf of vulnerable adults living in long-term care facilities in the West Seattle area.

These volunteers work to ensure the dignity, civil rights, and well-being of elderly and disabled adults living in long-term care facilities. A four-day training for new volunteers begins Nov. 13.

As a volunteer ombudsman, you'll join approximately 400 other volunteers who work across the state of Washington, making regular visits to long-term care facilities to meet with residents and their families, providing information on resident rights and working to resolve problems on behalf of residents.

Volunteers must attend the initial training to get certified, and then must devote 4 hours/week to visit and monitor assigned facilities. Ongoing training is provided as needed.

To learn more about this volunteer opportunity or to register for training, contact Juanita Beale, volunteer coordinator, King County Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, at (253) 681-6234 or (800) 562-6028; or by email at

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