May 16, 2022 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

WISE & HEALTHY AGING: Volunteer: The Gift of Your Time and Experience:

Volunteering is a great way to keep your skills sharp, continue to grow and be involved in the community. Make a difference in the quality of life of those you serve while enriching your own life through service to others. WISE & Healthy Aging represents more than 40 agencies with a wide variety of opportunities. The following are just some of the volunteer positions available:

Peer Counseling: Trained volunteer peer counselors aged 55 and older provide individual counseling and facilitate weekly support groups. Counselors assist in dealing with emotional issues that often arise as part of the aging process such as loss, ill health, retirement, and other changes. Retired psychotherapists, social workers, teachers, and others in allied health fields interested in contributing their time to volunteer as a peer counselor are especially encouraged to apply.

WISE Connections: A membership program to help older adults remain in their homes. Volunteer opportunities span a wide range, from grocery shopping, pet care, gardening, or handyman to helping in the WISE Connections offices. New and interesting volunteer opportunities arise as WISE Connections aims to meet each member’s unique requests. Opportunities are located within Santa Monica and the Westside. For more information go to: wiseconnections.net.

Benefits Enrollment Center: Help low-income seniors learn what public benefits they are eligible for, and provide assistance in completing applications for public benefit programs. Volunteer benefits enrollment counselors screen seniors for eligibility for assistance with food, prescription drugs, medical care, Medicare payments and premiums and home energy costs. Volunteers will work both over the telephone and in-person at various locations in Santa Monica and the Westside. Computer literacy required.

Information and Referral: Answer general inquiries from the public and direct persons to appropriate community resources.

“America Reads” Intergenerational Reading Program: Share your love of reading and change a child’s life forever by helping a child read.

Friendly Visitors: Volunteers visit with lonely isolated seniors.

However you choose to be involved, your efforts will make a difference to older people and their families. The next Volunteer Orientation is held on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. For more information, please call 310.394.9871 ext. 450 or go to: wiseandhealthyaging.org.

in News
Related Posts

1221 Ocean Avenue Complex Sold For Record Price

May 16, 2022

May 16, 2022

Sold for a record price of $330 million. By Dolores Quintana The Irvine Company has sold 1221 Ocean Avenue to...

Office Construction Is Starting To Rise In Los Angeles

May 15, 2022

May 15, 2022

Property vacancies are still affecting growth.  By Dolores Quintana In March, the Los Angeles Metropolitan area had 3.2 million square...

Santa Monica City Council Selects Doug Sloan as New City Attorney

May 12, 2022

May 12, 2022

At its meeting this week, the Santa Monica City Council appointed Doug Sloan to serve as Santa Monica’s next City...

Landmark Theater Closing in Former Westside Pavillion

May 12, 2022

May 12, 2022

Theater will close at the end of month By Sam Catanzaro The Landmark Pico theater at the former Westside Pavillion...

Community Policing at the Heart of Beat Four

May 11, 2022

May 11, 2022

The Neighborhood Resource Officer (NRO) Program thrives through community involvement and collective work. Today we hear from Officer Aaron Alpert...

Santa Monica High School Among Top-900 Schools in Country

May 10, 2022

May 10, 2022

SAMOHI ranked 829 out of over 18,000 total schools By Staff Writer Santa Monica High School is among the top...

Pico Marketplace Changing Small Businesses Access to Retail Space: Santa Monica Beat – May 10th, 2022

May 10, 2022

May 10, 2022

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes.* Pico Marketplace Changing Small Businesses Access to Retail Space* Grunion Fish Seen...

Video: Westside E-Scooter Injury Rate High Than National Rate for Motorcycles

May 10, 2022

May 10, 2022

The Westside’s injury rate for e-scooters is higher than the national rate for motorcycles, a new study has found. Learn...

Douglas Sloan Set to be Santa Monica’s New City Attorney

May 9, 2022

May 9, 2022

Sloan would be first permanent person to hold post in two years By Dolores Quintana  The next Santa Monica City...

Santa Monica Releases 2022 Homeless Count Results

May 9, 2022

May 9, 2022

Number of unsheltered individuals increases 1 percent in first count since 2020 By Dolores Quintana and Sam Catanzaro The City...

Amazon Bringing 1,000 News Jobs to Santa Monica

May 6, 2022

May 6, 2022

Company signs a lease for a 200,000-square-foot space at the Water Garden  By Dolores Quintana Amazon.com intends to create 2,500...

LA Considering Emblem Program to License Cannabis Stores

May 6, 2022

May 6, 2022

Program would help Angelenos distinguish between licensed and unlicensed cannabis vendors and safe cannabis products By Dolores Quintana Members of...

Meet SMPD Beat Three Neighborhood Resource Officers

May 6, 2022

May 6, 2022

The Neighborhood Resource Officer (NRO) Program is based around the concept of community policing and collective involvement. Today we met...

McKinley Elementary School Awarded California Pivotal Practice Award

May 5, 2022

May 5, 2022

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District has announced that McKinley Elementary in Santa Monica has been awarded the California Department...

UCLA Study Offers Strategy for Freeway Congestion Pricing That Reduces Burden on Low-Income Residents

May 5, 2022

May 5, 2022

Claudia Bustamante/UCLA Newsroom  Among transportation experts, congestion pricing is the gold standard policy for managing traffic on freeways and highways....