Help us Sound the Alarm about fire safety in Fall River
Every day 7 people die in home fires. You can help change that.
This spring, the American Red Cross will team up with fire departments, volunteers, and partners to Sound the Alarm with home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events.
On Saturday, May 5, 2018, volunteers will install 450 free smoke alarms in 150 households in Fall River. To schedule an installation, call 1-800-746-3511.
For additional details and dates, visit www.SoundTheAlarm.org/Massachusetts
MassRelay is a free, confidential 24/7 service enabling hearing people or people who do not use a text telephone (TTY) to communicate over regular telephone lines with people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, late deafened, or speech disabled. Depending on the type of disability, the relay services are specialized to fit your needs.
A relay operator will complete your call, dialing the person you wish to contact. The operator will stay on the line to relay messages electronically via a TTY, or verbally to people who can hear. Relay operators provide exact transcriptions of what they hear, and speak what is typed to them, unless the caller directs them to do otherwise.
For detailed information on MassRelay, visit https://www.mass.gov/massrelay
Bristol Elder Services, Inc. is actively recruiting volunteers in the Taunton area for the Long Term Care Ombudsmen Program and for the Bristol Elder Services’ Advisory Council. All it takes to volunteer with us is a caring spirit and a commitment to enhancing the quality of life for seniors.
A volunteer Ombudsman receives, investigates, and works to resolve complaints made by or on behalf of residents in long term care homes. An Ombudsman visits nursing homes in the greater Taunton area weekly to meet with residents and to observe conditions in the facility. Training and support is provided.
We are also seeking volunteers for Bristol’s Advisory Council. The Advisory Council makes recommendations to Bristol’s Board of Directors on issues and concerns affecting seniors in greater Attleboro, Fall River, and Taunton. Responsibilities include planning, advocacy, and program development.
Thank you for your consideration of these rewarding volunteer opportunities. If you have any questions or are interested in joining our team, please contact Jennifer Jimenez at 774-627-1472.