A three-day training session is planned Wednesday through Friday for people interested in becoming community ombudsmen who advocate for adults living in long-term care facilities in the Tri-City and Walla Walla areas.
The volunteer ombudsmen "work to ensure the dignity, civil rights and well-being of elderly and disabled adults living in long-term care facilities," a news release said. Volunteers must attend the initial training to become certified and then are asked to spend four hours a week visiting and monitoring assigned facilities, the release said.
The location of the training hasn't yet been finalized. But officials said to call 800-562-6028 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details or to sign up.