Los Ancianos: Seniors Serving Seniors

 

AmeriCorpsUsing AmeriCorps members the Los Ancianos AmeriCorps  program supports older adults and disabled clients enabling individuals to maintain their health continue living independently in their own homes.

Services include friendly visits, phone contact, light housekeeping, grocery shopping, meal preparation and coordination of required transportation. Through collaboration with local hospitals, volunteers also help recently discharged patients avoid re-admission by providing services such as medication reconciliation, prescription pick-up, and ensuring that follow-up doctor appointments have been scheduled.

The program also facilitates health promotion and education activities at Wellness Centers located at senior centers across Maricopa County.


AmeriCorpsYou can watch a video of our program in action here.

Community Partners

  • Escalante Senior Center
  • Gila Bend Senior Center
  • Gilbert Senior Center
  • Glendale Community Center
  • North Tempe Senior Center
  • Salvation Army Senior Center
  • West Valley YWCA
  • Wise Owl

Funded by

  • Governor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families
  • Arizona Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism
  • BHHS Legacy Foundation
  • Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust

Contact Us Today

For more information about AmeriCorps, please visit www.americorps.gov. For more information about Los Ancianos, please email Los Ancianos Program Manager – Rose Leyba  at rose.leyba@aaaphx.org.

 

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