Na Hoaloha seeks volunteers to help seniors and caregivers; 2 trainings are scheduled this month

Volunteers are being sought to fulfill Na Hoaloha’s mission to provide social services to seniors and caregivers. Volunteers receive extensive and specialized training, which includes relevant aspects of the aging process and covers topics such as dementia, social isolation and the stressors of family caring for an aging parent or relative. It is entirely the volunteers’ choice as to which service they would like to deliver.

Two trainings are scheduled this month at the University of Hawaii Maui College campus. The first is a “Stay on Your Feet!” Falls Risk Prevention workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. Sept 20. The free class is open to the public.

Respite Education and Support Tools training will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 28. During this free training, volunteers will learn how to provide specialized care to meet the social and emotional support essential to caregivers and those they care for. To RSVP for either of these trainings, call the Na Hoaloha office at 249-2545.

For more information, visit the office at 61 N. Church St. in Wailuku, or see www.nahoaloha.org.

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