The Community Ambassador Program for Seniors, through its volunteer community ambassadors, builds capacity to serve seniors in their own communities, in their own language, within their own cultural norms, and does so where seniors live, worship, socialize, and learn. The Ambassadors serve as a bridge between the formal network of social services and faith based and cultural communities. Visit each partner’s page to learn more about them.
Over the past several years, CAPS has trained over 150 volunteer ambassadors. As of November 2014, there are 70 trained and active CAPS ambassadors.
News & Events
2012 CAPS Graduation Coverage
Courtesy of John Hsieh
We are proud to announce a new Community Ambassador Graduate Class of 2014! During October-November, over 70 ambassadors participated in an intensive training to learn about local resources and services for seniors. Presentations were made by Tri-City agencies and organizations, including Alameda County Social Services, Social Security Administration, Legal Assistance for Seniors, City of Fremont, and various organizations focused on transportation, housing, and long-term care. This was the sixth CAPS training since 2007, and we are excited that the CAPS Ambassadors will conduct outreach to support seniors in their respective ethnic, faith and local community organizations. Congratulations Ambassadors!