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Aging & Disability Services Division, Arlington County DHS
|Last updated on June 24, 2014|
The mission of the Aging and Disability Services Division is to promote the maximum level of independence and community participation of seniors, persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and persons with physical disabilities.
Programs in the Division provide the help needed to enable adults to remain safely in, and be an integral part of the community. Many services assist persons who are at risk of institutional placement. The community, education, health promotion, advocacy, and legal compliance activities of the division benefit many elderly and adults with disabilities in Arlington.
VOLUNTEER GUARDIANSHIP PROGRAM:
Make a difference in your life and the life of residents of Arlington County by joining a growing circle of VOLUNTEERS who serve as COURT APPOINTED GUARDIANS and CONSERVATORS for seniors and disabled residents of Arlington County. Individuals served by the Volunteer Guardianship Program have been determined by the Circuit Court to be unable to handle their own financial or personal matters. They need someone to make decisions that they can no longer make for themselves.
Volunteers will receive training. Volunteers will undergo criminal and credit background checks.
PERSONAL ADVOCATE SERVICE:
Volunteering is a work of HEART. Do you have the heart to make a difference in the lives of older Arlingtonians? Become a partner with the Personal Advocate Service at the Agency on Aging and assist residents 60 and over to receive the help they need in negotiating their way through the maze of information about medical insurance and aging services. Volunteers will be trained to assist recipients with a variety of needs, such as exploring housing options, filling out forms or determining which services are available and would be helpful, conducting home safety assessments, Grand Driver, Fraud and Abuse prevention workshops. Specialized training is given for those interested in working with insurance issues such as Medicare, Medigap, Long-term Care insurance and Managed Care. For more information, please call: Randy Feliciano, Acting Personal Advocate Services Coordinator at (703) 228-1734.
Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older, and must complete an Arlington County Police background record check. Volunteers who assist with insurance counseling, can not be licensed brokers. Three (3) references must also be submitted
Contact person: Randy Feliciano, Volunteer Manager, (703) 228-1734, (email)
Main office number
: (703) 228-1700TDD number
: (703) 228-1788Office fax number:
Web Site: http://www.arlingtonva.us
||2100 Washington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22204
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||By Car (free parking for DHS clients in above-ground garage)
Driving directions from I-395 and I-66
•From I-395: Exit at Route 27 (Washington Boulevard). Merge onto Washington Boulevard. Proceed north approximately 0.2 mile. Exit onto 2nd St S. Turn right at. . . (more)
Nearest Bus Stop: ART Bus 42, ART Bus 45, ART Bus77, 2 minute walk
|Last updated on June 24, 2014|
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