Volunteer with elderly womanO3A is seeking volunteers in the following areas:

Advisory Council Members

O3A is guided by an active Advisory Council that includes consumers, providers, health and social service specialists, community representatives, tribal and minority population advocates.

The 21-member council includes four representatives from each of the four counties in O3A’s service area (16 total), plus four regional representatives in the positions of an elected official, a representative for younger adults with disabilities, a tribal representative, and a representative from minority/ethnic populations in the service area.

The remaining position is a regional State Council on Aging Representative, appointed by the Governor’s office as a liaison between the State Council on Aging and the region. It usually meets on the third Tuesday of each month, at Shelton, Washington. Members are provided a mileage reimbursement. For more information, contact Carol Ann Laase at laaseca@dshs.wa.gov or 360-379-5064.

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Long-term Care Ombudsman

Ensure the rights, dignity, and quality of care for people living in long-term care facilities. Training is provided as well as ongoing mentoring and mileage reimbursement. Volunteers are needed in Grays Harbor/Pacific/Jefferson/Clallam Counties.

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Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA)

Through trained volunteers, individuals receive one-on-one consultation on health insurance plans, advocacy on their behalf with health insurance providers, explanations of billing received, and referral to other appropriate services. SHIBA staff and volunteers conduct numerous trainings throughout O3A’s service region on health insurance benefits with a particular focus on Medicare Plans.

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