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Older adults sought for paid positions

The Area Agency on Aging, through its AmeriCorps program, is looking for positive, energetic adults 55 years and older to build Caring Circles, neighborhood awareness and volunteer support networks to help homebound seniors be safe, remain in their homes and age with dignity.

Successful candidates for the AmeriCorps Caring Circles program will receive a monthly stipend; training and professional development; and an education grant that is transferable to a child, grandchild or foster child.

The AmeriCorps members will partner with volunteers in neighborhoods across Maricopa County to develop social support for isolated older adults.

Interested potential AmeriCorps members must be 55 years or older; willing to work 20 hours a week; be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national or lawful permanent resident; pass a background check and obtain level-one fingerprint clearance card; have reliable transportation and must be able to receive and respond to email communications.

For more information, call the 24-hour Senior HELP LINE at 602-264-4357 or visit www.aaaphx.org/contactus.

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