Two Volunteers Chosen for AARP Montana’s Andrus Award
Ann Adler has been a volunteer with Missoula Aging Services since 2008. As a member of the Front Office Staff, Ann works at the very busy reception desk and responds to all manner of inquiries from a diverse aging population. MAS staffs over 40 employees all responding to the needs of seniors within our portion of the State of Montana. One of Ann's primary tasks is to direct inquiries to the appropriate staff. Visitors to our office may ask about senior nutrition options, housing, Medicare, or may have more pressing needs like personal safety or matters of fraud. Ann responds to all inquiries with respect and confidence. Additionally, because Ann is so competent in her work, she is able to cover the front desk unassisted allowing other staff members to work on other time sensitive projects.
Chue Vang joined the Senior Companion team at Missoula Aging Services in May of 2011. Since that time he has given a documented 5,126 hours of service and has served more than 25 clients. Chue aids with ensuring bills are paid, language translation, and transportation to and from medical appointments. He also contributes to the senior nutrition and farming communities by helping the Hmong vendors at Farmers’ Market to understand and fill out paperwork correctly for Farmers’ Market Coupon reimbursement.
Guest opinion in Missoulian
Senior Corps volunteers are valued highly in the community for their contributions, and Senior Corps Week during May is a good time to acknowledge that. Read the May 15, 2017 guest opinion article here.
Guest column in Missoulian
Local experts weigh in on ending the problem of hunger in older adults. Read the March 14, 2017 guest opinion article here.
Swan Valley Community Foundation Supports Initiative for Services for Older Adults
The SVCF is working in collaboration with Missoula Aging Services (MAS) and the Seeley Lake Community Foundation to fund a resource specialist at MAS' new satellite office in Seeley Lake. Read the article in the Seeley Lake Pathfinder.
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