The Healthy Benefits of Volunteering

LifePath Volunteer Marv Kelley Honored by AARP

Volunteer Ombudsmen: Problem Solvers Helping Residents in Facilities

Celebrate Residents’ Rights Month!

LifePath Volunteers Enhance Safety and Function (At No Cost) in Your Home!

LifePath First Nonprofit in Western Mass to be Certified as a Service Enterprise by National Volunteer Organization Points of Light

Volunteer Drivers Deliver Meals and Wellness Checks, Help People in Crisis

Gary Yuhas
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Volunteer Ombudsmen: Problem Solvers Helping Residents in Facilities

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Pamela Porter. Pam retired from LifePath after serving as a Home Care Program Director. She now volunteers in our Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. Pam agreed to connect so that I could hear more about her perspective as a volunteer ombudsman advocating for long-term care residents.

Long-term care ombudsmen work

Trevor Boeding, MPH, Director, LTC Ombudsman Program/Rides for Health
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Celebrate Residents’ Rights Month!

October is Residents’ Rights Month, an annual event designated by Consumer Voice to honor residents living in all long-term care facilities. It is an opportunity to focus on and celebrate the dignity and rights of every individual receiving long-term services and supports.

This year’s Residents’ Rights Month theme, Amplify Our Voices, emphasizes a community of long-term

Gary Yuhas
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LifePath Volunteers Enhance Safety and Function (At No Cost) in Your Home!

Last month, I wrote about the essential services provided by our Meals on Wheels drivers and how two recent “saves” helped individuals in crisis in their homes. The daily wellness check provided with meals resulted in individuals receiving urgently-needed medical care that they were unable to summon on their own. That article generated considerable

Al!ve Certified Service Enterprise, 2023-2026
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LifePath First Nonprofit in Western Mass to be Certified as a Service Enterprise by National Volunteer Organization Points of Light

LifePath is pleased to announce that it has been certified by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, as a Service Enterprise.  Achieving Service Enterprise certification is a prestigious accomplishment for an organization. In fact, organizations that certify join the top 11 percent of nonprofits nationwide in volunteer management and organizational

Gary Yuhas
Seniorgram: Sending a Message on Senior IssuesStoriesVolunteeringVolunteering

Volunteer Drivers Deliver Meals and Wellness Checks, Help People in Crisis

I am writing hoping you are all well and that those affected by recent weather devastation are rebounding. The storms in the last two months have led to deaths in Pennsylvania and New York, and property damage across Western Massachusetts and surrounding areas. For many, the storms may have brought up trauma from Tropical Storm