Located in Fremont, CA, The Community Ambassador Program for Seniors (CAPS) is a nationally recognized, locally implemented program of the City of Fremont Human Services, originally funded by a two year grant (2007-09) from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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.
As of October 2012, there are 85 trained CAPS ambassadors.
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2012 CAPS Graduation Coverage
Courtesy of John Hsieh
Pathways to Positive Aging to Become a CAPS Ambassador – New Training Offered October 2014
We are offering a new CAPS training this Fall! As a Certified Community Ambassador, you will be trained to provide information and assistance to Tri-City older adults and their families, and will learn about local resources for transportation, housing, healthy aging, social security benefits, health benefits, legal and immigration services. You will be a part of a network of Certified Community Ambassadors who continue to learn and share from one another!
Mandatory Orientation Meeting: Monday October 13, 2014, 9:30-11:00AM
Training Dates: Tuesday & Thursdays, October 21, 23, 28, 30, November 4 & 6 Time: 9 AM – 1 PM
NOTE: Nov. 6 will be 9 AM – 3 PM for final mtg & graduation (A light snack will be included each training day; potluck lunch provided on graduation day) Location: TBD in Fremont
Application Deadline: Friday October 17, 2014