In the caring spirit of the season, are you looking for a new volunteer opportunity? The Area Agency on Aging, Region One needs volunteers all year to help visit residents in the more than 1,500 assisted living facilities and nursing homes in Maricopa County.

Volunteers help to ensure that the best possible quality of life and care is attained by protecting the rights of residents in these facilities. Comprehensive training and ongoing education is provided.

For more information about the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program in Maricopa County, contact Fran Atkinson at the Area Agency on Aging, Region One at 602-241-6132, or

The Area Agency on Aging, Region One plans, develops and delivers services for seniors (60 years and older) and adults (18 and older) with disabilities and long-term care needs.

For services available to older adults, call the Senior HELP LINE at (602) 264-HELP (4357) or visit online at