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Family Service Seeks Volunteers for Senior Peer Counseling

Original post made by Katherine Chouteau, another community, on Sep 9, 2008

On October 10th from 6:00 PM-9:00 PM, Family Service Agency of San Mateo County welcomes anyone interested in becoming a volunteer senior peer counselor to a special training session. Held at the nonprofit's headquarters at 24 Second Avenue in San Mateo, the training will prepare new volunteers to provide free one-on-one and group peer counseling to older adults in English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Tagalog, and to the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender (LGBT) community. The curriculum, taught in English, will cover the basics of counseling, social and family relationships, self-awareness, listening skills, understanding depression, substance abuse and other topics related to the challenges of aging.

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