Living in a nursing home can be difficult for some because of lack of communication with those in the community.


 


And that lack of communication can be a loss for the community as well because those who live in nursing homes also hold the memory keys that can unlock  a wealth of historical knowledge. That history can be lost because

nursing home residents’ stories are never told. Ombudsman volunteers help keep nursing home residents up to date and preserve the history held in the memories of those residents.


Living in a nursing home can be difficult for some because of lack of communication with those in the community.

 

And that lack of communication can be a loss for the community as well because those who live in nursing homes also hold the memory keys that can unlock  a wealth of historical knowledge. That history can be lost because
nursing home residents’ stories are never told. Ombudsman volunteers help keep nursing home residents up to date and preserve the history held in the memories of those residents.

 

Ombudsman volunteers are currently being sought. Volunteers visit nursing home residents and also assist them in empowering themselves in situations which may occur. Flexible training schedules are available.

 

To ask questions about becoming an Ombudsman volunteer contact Tiffany Wingfield or Anita Harper at SODA Area Agency on Aging at (580) 920-1388, write to Wingfield or Harper at SODA Area Agency on Aging, P.O. Box 709,
Durant, OK 74702, or call the toll free Senior Information Line at (800) 211-2116.

 

Ombudsman supervisors are also available to speak to organizations, clubs and groups.