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.
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NEW Community Ambassador Training!
Fremont’s Community Ambassador Program for Seniors trains volunteers to assist older adults in locating local resources and services which could help improve their independence and quality of life.
Join for our next Ambassador Training! Topics include healthy aging, transportation, social security benefits, health benefits, housing , end of life care, and more.
Training Dates: Wednesday April 27 & Thursday April 28, 2016 (must attend both dates)
Time: 9 AM – 4 PM
Venue: City of Fremont Administration Training Room
3300 Capitol Avenue, Building B, Fremont, CA
To register contact: Asha Chandra, firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 574-2055.
Register early…space is limited.
The City of Fremont Human Services Department is proud to announce that the Community Ambassador Program for Seniors (CAPS) won the $5,000 Encore Fast Pitch Award. Encore is an organization that is building a movement to tap the skills and experience of those in midlife and beyond to improve communities and the world. CAPS trains and supports adults to assist older adults in the Tri-City area to locate appropriate resources and information.
The 3-minute Fast Pitch competition was held on February 11 during Encore’s annual conference. The competition was designed to showcase organizations with socially innovative programs. CAPS Program Manager Asha Chandra represented the City of Fremont and gave a pitch that won the Judges’ Award.
The judges were Kriss Deiglmeier, CEO, Tides; Phil Pizzo, Founding Director Stanford DCI, and Former Dean, Stanford School of Medicine; and Katherina Rosqueta, Founding Executive Director, The Center for High Impact Philanthropy, The University of Pennsylvania.
To learn more about Encore visit www.Encore.org.