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Volunteers needed in Pasco for elder services

Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas, Inc. and the Florida Department of Elder Affairs are offering professional, comprehensive training on the basics of Medicare in a three-day program for people interested in volunteering with SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders). The training starts April 22.

SHINE volunteers provide one-on-one counseling and information to Medicare beneficiaries, their families and caregivers, conduct educational presentations in the community and participate in health fairs and outreach events.

For information about the training sessions or the program, call the local Elder Helpline at 1-800-96ELDER; call SHINE Liaison Susan Samson at (727) 570-9696, ext. 234; or visitfloridashine.org online.

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