Training offered for nursing home volunteers
LANCASTER - The Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency in cooperation with the Eastern Kentucky University Occupational Therapy Department will offer three training sessions Nov. 5 at Christian Care Center.
Times are 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Call Alice Dehner at (859) 223-9117 or Mona Reed at (859) 792-4876. Registration is required by Oct. 29.
Receiving the individual attention of a normal conversation has been shown to greatly improve the quality of life for elderly people living in institutional settings. More than 60 percent of nursing home residents have no visitor in a year's time; many lose interest in meals and suffer physically as a result.