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Nursing home advocates sought, training to begin Jan. 26

GREATER SPRINGFIELD Greater Springfield Senior Services is seeking caring individuals to serve as volunteer advocates for residents of nursing homes and rest homes through its long term care ombudsman program. Ombudsmen visit with residents once a week to listen to their concerns and address issues affecting the quality of their care. For more information and details about the free training to begin on Jan. 26, call Laurie Cassidy at Greater Springfield Senior Services Inc., at 781-8800 ext. 162. The long term care ombudsman program is a state and federally mandated service for all residents in area nursing homes to ensure that their personal rights are respected and they receive treatment in clean, comfortable environments. Greater Springfield Senior Services is a non-profit organization established in 1972 to provide a variety of in-home and community based services for older adults and their caregivers.

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