I Remember Mama (2020)
THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!
OVER 1,300 Mother’s Day Cards Delivered on Mother’s Day Weekend (May 9 -10).
Our thanks to all the wonderful volunteers (75 strong!) who helped write handwritten notes to the 1,300 senior women living in long-term care facilities this Mother’s Day, May 10th. Your efforts are much appreciated! The cards helped brighten these special ladies’ day and put a smile on their face. The MAMA event supports our Ombudsman program which ensures the safety and welfare of seniors living in long-term care facilities.
What is the MAMA Program? Our 2020 Campaign.
The MAMA event support the important work of the Ombudsman Program. The program advocates for the best possible care for seniors living in nursing homes and residential care facilities. The Ombudsman has been providing services since 1980 to the 2,200 long-term care residents in Monterey County.
Why Is the Ombudsma n Program Important to the Community?
Trained Ombudsmen make regular, unannounced visits to senior living facilities to meet with the residents and observe the patterns of care. Through their visits, the Ombudsmen get to know the residents and work with them and/or family members if there are concerns or complaints about the care at the facility, such as: inadequate care, problems with roommates or family members, physical and financial abuse and many more.
What Does an “Ombudsman” Do?
For many residents living in senior long-term care facilities, Ombudsman may be their only visitor from outside the facility. The Ombudsman serves as an advocate on behalf of the resident’s concerns. The Ombudsman works with the facility staff to resolve issues and when necessary, refers issues or potential regulatory violations to Community Care Licensing which is the state regulator.
How to Volunteer?
- Volunteers are urgently needed for the Ombudsman program. If you are interested in making an impact in the lives of seniors in your community, you can volunteer as an Ombudsman. Extensive training will be provided by the Alliance on Aging staff.
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$35 donation | $ 105 donation
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You can send your donations to: 247 Main St., Salinas, CA 93901.
Questions? Contact: Wanda Pan-Christiansen: firstname.lastname@example.org