August 21, 2014 | Vol. 118 -- No. 18

SNAP's Long Term Care Ombudsman program serves as safety net for seniors

Sharon Niblock understands the importance of giving back.

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SNAP Long Term Care Ombudsman program volunteer Sharon Niblock.

As a volunteer with SNAP's (Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners) Long Term Care Ombudsman program, Niblock serves as a friend and advocate for vulnerable seniors throughout Spokane County. She spends at least four hours a week visiting seniors, making calls and, most importantly, being a reliable friend to many who would otherwise be alone.

"I really believe in this program," said Niblock, a retired teacher who began volunteering as an LTCO in 2007. "I like the challenge of getting issues resolved."

Niblock is one of over 40 LCTO...

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