I REMEMBER PAPA (5th Year)
Father’s Day, June 21, 2020
Honoring all the “papas” in long-term care facilities in Monterey County.
This Father’s Day, help us pay tribute to all the “papas” living in long-term care facilities in Monterey County so that they are not forgotten!
Each year, in honor of Father’s Day, volunteers from throughout Monterey County, deliver baseball caps to senior men in long-term care facilities in recognition of their contributions to the community for the I REMEMBER PAPA event.
This year, with restrictions on visitations due to the Covid-19 virus, our community volunteers will not be able to deliver baseball caps. Instead, they are bringing cheers and joy through Father’s Day cards. These cards have been personalized and embellished by volunteers from throughout the county. The goal? To let these senior men know that they are not forgotten on that special day, Father’s Day.
Help us make a difference in the lives of senior men.
Your contribution to “I Remember Papa” supports the important work of the Alliance on Aging Ombudsman program.
What is the PAPA Program?
The PAPA 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 Ombudsman 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.
DONATION: Click on the button below
$25 | $ 75
$50 | $ 100
For more information, call Wanda Pan-Christiansen at 831.655.7564.