Ombudsmen Help With Our Area’s Aging and They Are Looking For Volunteers.

The definition of ombudsmen, according to their website, “federally mandated, legally-based and state certified via standardized training to actively advocate and give voice to older consumers of long-term care services, whether delivered in the community or a facility-based setting.”

We spoke with Brenda Nicholas, an ombudsmen coordinator with The Somerset County Agency on Aging.

She talked about the ombudsmen program and what they are looking for in a volunteer.

She also touched on what the pandemic has meant to our area’s aging.