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NEW YORK The New York Foundation for Senior Citizens Volunteer Ombudsman Program is announcing a new outreach effort to recruit volunteers in the Queens area to protect the rights of the borough's nursing and adult home residents. Program volunteers visit residents weekly and work with them and facility staff to maintain high standards of care.

To become a volunteer, applicants must be at least 21, provide three references, complete a free training program and be willing to serve as a volunteer for a certain number of hours per week.

For more information, call 212-962-2720 or e-mail dwarburton@nyfscltcop.org.

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