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Community Ambassadors Trained on Problem Gambling

Posted: Tue May 31, 2011 3:24 pm
by AJFCS
On Wednesday, May 25th, a dozen ambassadors from local active-adult communities gathered to hear a presentation and receive training and awareness on compulsive gambling.

Overall, the 12 communities represented serve as residences to over 10,000 seniors. During the hour long presentation, the ambassadors were exposed to videos, literature, and the resources available to both them as ambassadors, and their communtiy as a whole.

The Ambassadors of AFJCS are part of a nontraditional volunteer program where older adults and Boomer volunteers are trained to function as liaisons, resource specialists, peer-counselors and agency envoys in their own gated communities. By sharing knowledge, through the creation of a “living network of conversation”, Ambassadors® can arrive at ways of solving common problems and supporting their frail neighbors. This is a non-traditional, grass-roots program that utilizes the unique skills and talents of individual volunteers who wish to be engaged in life-long learning and making a difference in the lives of others.

With the addition of problem gambling training, these older adult ambassadors are now armed with yet another vital tool in helping to build and solidify the "safety-nets" within their respective communities.

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