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Help out a senior

Washington County Disability, Aging & Veteran Services is recruiting volunteers for a variety of programs to support older adults in Washington and Columbia counties.

A volunteer information and orientation session will be held Tuesday, Aug. 19, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., at the Washington Street Conference Center, 102 S.E. Washington St., in Hillsboro (first floor of parking structure).

The session will provide more information on the following volunteer opportunities:

n Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA): Provide one-on-one confidential and objective health insurance information and assistance to people with Medicare.

n Benefits Enrollment Center (BEC): Assist low-income clients with identifying and applying for possible benefits.

n Project REACH (Ready to Extend a Caring Hand): Assist isolated and vulnerable seniors in accessing and navigating resources to remain independent.

n Money management: Help low-income clients with basic household financial tasks and/or manage their funds with client input.

n Gatekeeper: Provide training to community members to identify vulnerable seniors or people with disabilities to connect them to services and programs.

For more information or to register, contact Julie Webber at 503-846-3085.

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