Ombudsman volunteers are needed in Southwest Washington

Training is in October




Southwest Washington Agency on Aging and Disabilities is seeking volunteers to help identify abuse and protect the rights of the elderly and people with disabilities living in long-term care facilities, according to a SWAAD online newsletter.

The agency will offer a training for volunteers, known as ombudsmen, Oct. 9-11 at its Vancouver office, 201 N.E. 73rd St., Suite 201. Vacancies for ombudsmen are available in Clark, Cowlitz, Klickitat, Skamania and Wahkiakum counties. Ombudsmen pay regular visits to long-term care facilities. More than 6,000 people live in long-term care facilities in Southwest Washington.

For more information or to register, contact Staci Levison, regional long-term care ombudsman, at 360-992-4070 or Information and an application packet also are available at SWAAD.