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Training Available for Volunteers to Become Senior Peer Counselors
For release September 26, 2006
Contact: Linda Schaefer or Bonnie Baldwin, 925-335-8741
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An eight-week training program for seniors who want to help others as a senior peer counselor.
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, from October 24 to December 12
Volunteers for the program should be over 55, able to travel within Contra Costa County and willing to commit to six hours a week of volunteering for at least one year. People of color are particularly encouraged to apply. The program is administered and supervised by the Mental Health Division of Contra Costa Health Services, the county health department.
Volunteers get to use their life experience to help other adults cope with life changes. In return, they learn valuable life and communication skills.
To find out more about Contra Costa Health Services' Senior Peer Counseling Program, visit cchealth.org or call 925-335-8741.