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We meet every third Thursday of the month at the Bell Trace Commons Area, 800 Bell Trace Circle, Bloomington, IN
11:30 Lunch (compliments of Bell Trace)
12:00 Welcome, Guest Presentation, Announcements
1:00 Meeting Adjourned
Our next meeting in July:
Date: Thursday, August 18, 2016
Topic: Safety and Fall Prevention at Home
Presenters: Carl Pace, Golden Living
Broadcasts of AAC Meetings
Sometimes our meetings are recorded by Bloomington's Community Access Television. It usually takes about two weeks to edit and post these broadcasts on their Library Channel. If a presentation has been recorded, it will be noted at the bottom of the presentation summary. Please check their schedule for days and times of broadcasts.
2016 July's Presenter
Adult Volunteer Guardianship Program
Bert Clemons has a history of helping people in the many positions that he has held. He currently is heading up the Volunteer Guardianship Program. This program grant-funded program gives security and dignity to those who the court determines are incapable of meeting their obligations, making decisions and/or caring for themselves.
Some of the roles of guardians are to maintain healthcare connections, keep the ward in a safe environment, represent the ward’s best interest and protect the ward and their property. The most important thing is for the guardian to get to know the ward. Area 10 is the official guardian, but they name a person to act as a guardian on behalf of Area 10. The guardian is always accountable to the court and, as such, has to report to the court on a scheduled basis. Currently, there is no monetary cost for the ward to be in the program.
The volunteers for this program support the agency guardian, observe the ward’s behavior, accompany the ward to medical appointments, evaluate the ward’s living environment and attend client care conferences. There are fifteen hours of training for volunteers from Area 10, guardianship staff, Adult Protective Services and Nursing Home staff, etc. A new training group will begin in August.
Please contact Bert Clemons at 812-876-3383, ext. 599 or at 812-558-0246 (cell) and find more information at www.area10agency.org
Recorded by CATS on July 21, 2016