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Ombudsman program needs volunteers

Amy Gehrig (Right), Ombudsman Program Coordinator with the North Country Center for Independence, consults with ombudsman Muriel Kerr.

Amy Gehrig (Right), Ombudsman Program Coordinator with the North Country Center for Independence, consults with ombudsman Muriel Kerr.

— “The bottom line is, this is their residence, and everyone needs to remember that,” Gehrig said. “It is critical that they have rights, they have the option to have a meal they enjoy, or having hot coffee when they want it, that when they ring the bell to go to the bathroom that someone comes in a decent amount of time. We are there to ensure that they have those basic rights.”

There is a four-day training session upcoming for those interested in volunteering. It will be held Sept. 3 - 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Those interested in either Essex or Clinton County can contact Gehrig at 562-9058.

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