The SouthWest Kansas Area Agency on Aging is looking for volunteers for their new program, Peer Support. Peer Support is a volunteer program that pairs older adult volunteers with older adults who need support in:
adjusting to life changes that occur as we age; increasing well-being and life satisfaction; living independently through a stronger support system.
Program volunteers will: help older adults improve their quality of life; volunteer their time and meet new people; assist older adults to realize their strengths; help older adults achieve their personal goals; help older adults use community resources.
Peer Support volunteers will be expected to make a time commitment to meet with their senior partner once a week for ten weeks after completing training. Training will be provided by the area agency on aging. Volunteers and senior partners will be paired up by location and gender.
If you are interested in becoming a Peer Support volunteer In your community contact Debbie Beuoy, Case Manager, 620-793-6633 or Robert Lininger, Peer Support Program Manager at 1-800-742-9531.