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  Volunteer Opportunities in the Aging Network  

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Below are programs within the Aging Network that provide people of all ages the opportunity to volunteer, help senior citizens and build lasting friendships within their communities.

  Illinois Volunteer Money Management Program  

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Developed with the AARP Money Management Program, this is a financial services program that assists low income older persons who have difficulty managing their personal household budgets, paying bills, keeping track of banking records, intervening with creditors, completing medical forms, and handling other issues related to personal finances.

  Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program  

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The Illinois Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program protects and promotes the rights and quality of life for people who reside in long-term care facilities (nursing homes). This is done through regional ombudsmen and their volunteers who have a hands-on working relationship with the residents and staff of the facilities within their program areas.

  Senior Centers, Meals and Transportation  

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Senior center services throughout Illinois offer a wide range of programs and activities for older adults, which may include congregate meals, transportation, education, counseling, legal assistance and health screening. Most of services are delivered by volunteers.

  • For more information and to learn how to volunteer, see the Senior Centers Web page.

  Senior Companion Services  

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Senior Companion agencies provide an array of assistive, supportive companionship services to frail seniors by utilizing volunteers, also age 60 or older, who have limited income.

  Illinois Volunteer Center  

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The Serve Illinois Web site provides information on volunteerism and community service opportunities throughout Illinois, and it provides a vast amount of resources.

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Foster Grandparents Program
Retired Senior Volunteer Program
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