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New ” Patient Navigator ” Program – Concord Council on Aging

September 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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BECOME A TRUSTED GUIDE AT MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS
Make a Difference in the Lives of Older Adults in Concord ~ Become a ” Patient Navigator ”
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The Concord Council on Aging (COA) is seeking volunteers who can assist older adults obtain the information they need to manage their health, improve their quality of life, and live independently in the community. The COA is starting a “Patient Navigator” program where new volunteers will be required to complete five hours of comprehensive training before being assigned to work with a senior member of the community. Valerie Boggia, Geriatric Health Nurse at the COA, will coordinate the program.
A COA Patient Navigator volunteer will:
• Gain experience assisting older adults in navigating their healthcare systems
• Join a team of highly trained volunteers who make a direct and positive impact in the lives of older adults
• Attend five hours of training and be willing to make a minimum 6-month time commitment to the program; provide a copy of their auto insurance
Learn How to:
• Help older adults prepare for upcoming medical appointments, review
concerns and frame questions
• Drive to and serve as a companion at medical appointments
• Facilitate communication between doctor and patient
• Take notes during the visit
• Assist in scheduling follow up appointments and clarifying recommendations and medication changes
The Older Adults Helped Are:
• Residents of Concord aged 60 and older
• Able to enter and exit vehicles independently

If you or anyone you know is interested in this worthy volunteer opportunity, please contact the COA: Valerie Boggia, RN (Tuesday – Thursday) 978-318-3016 or vboggia@concordma.gov. You may also call the COA during weekday business hours at 978-318-3020.

Details

Date:
September 8
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

Concord Council on Aging
Phone:
978-318-3020
Website:
Town of Concord Council on Aging

Venue

Harvey Wheeler Community Center
1276 Main St
Concord, MA United States
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