HAMV has a number of volunteer opportunities coming up. Specifically, we will be looking for folks to come to a training to volunteer to be "conversation facilitators" for our Advance Care Planning work, meaning that you will learn how to present to a small group about how to take charge of your own health, talk with you family and physician about what's important to you (especially in a medical emergency), and inspire people to get their documents in order so their families and physicians know their wishes. If this interests you, I'll be sending out information about dates of the training (late winter/early spring), and I'll put you on the list.
We're also looking for someone with technology-know-how, who can help us update and maintain our mailing list and help with tech stuff such as newsletters and large-item sharing.
Finally, we have a couple of groups active right now that we are welcoming volunteers for:
our Falls Prevention Coalition (we're organizing home safety assessments for elders, helping them modify their homes, and reaching out to island pharmacists to do medication reviews). This group meets monthly; our next meeting is March 12 at 2:30 at MVCS.
Also, we're having a Housing Options Forum for Elders on Tuesday March 5 from 1-4pm at the Hebrew Center.
If you're interested in participating in either or both of these, please let me know!
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