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Local program needs volunteers to serve

The Ark-Tex Area Agency on Aging, Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is seeking volunteers in Franklin, Hopkins, and Delta counties to advocate for residents living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Volunteer ombudsmen visit residents, identify and investigate complaints, and educate residents, families, and facility staff on protecting the health, safety, welfare, and rights of individuals living in long-term care settings. See the October 31 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald to learn more about this program and how to volunteer.