Pittsboro, NC – One major goal of the Chatham County Council on Aging this summer is rolling out the new Community Ambassador Program.
Building off the incredible work done by last summer’s intern, Hilary Pollan, Bria Berry, a second-year graduate student in public health at UNC-Chapel Hill will be facilitating the recruitment and selection of the initial class of ambassadors who will represent the diverse populations of older adults and serve as a link between communities, the Council, and its partners.
These ambassadors will also undergo an orientation on July 25 at the Western Chatham Senior Center followed by an eight-session training and graduation ceremony in the fall. This course that will prepare them to identify and address unmet needs of older adults, their families, and caregivers. Ambassadors will be ready to serve older adults in the community by participating in the implementation of the 2018-2023 Chatham Aging Plan and county-wide projects.
Throughout the month of June Bria will be spreading the word about the Community Ambassador Program by passing out recruitment packets consisting of a flyer, opportunity description, and brief application form. She will meet stakeholders and engage members of the Chatham community.
Please feel free to take one of the recruitment packets that are located in the lobby of the Eastern and Western Chatham Senior Centers.