Northern Arizona Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging (NACOG AAA) has several volunteer opportunities to serve seniors in Apache, Coconino, Navajo and Yavapai counties.
Volunteers for our Legal Advocacy program provide legal assistance in areas of civil and administrative law, benefits and client services from federal and state governments such as Social Security, SSI (low income) VA, ALTCS, wills, probate as well as property, housing, landlord-tenants and work as legal advocates.
Long Term Care Ombudsman volunteers are resident right advocates who work to improve the quality of life and the quality of care for individuals in nursing and assisted living homes by promoting resident, family and community involvement in long-term care.
Ombudsman investigate and attempt to resolve complaints made by or on the behalf of long term care residents, assist residents in obtaining needed services and empower residents and families, through education to advocate for themselves.
Our Medicare and Benefits Counseling program seeks volunteers to answers questions about Medicare, discuss policies sold in Arizona, help with billing questions, appeals, file medical claims, provide one-on-one counseling and inform seniors of other benefits for which they may be eligible.
Volunteers for all of the programs are generally assigned to the communities where they live and thorough training and support are provided by the program coordinators.
If you feel that you would like to contribute your talents to any of these programs as a volunteer, contact NACOG AAA at 1-877-521-3500 for more information.