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AdventHealth OCALA VOLUNTEER AND SENIOR SERVICES

Volunteering at AdventHealth Ocala is a great way to meet people, make new friends, contribute to those needing a little TLC and experiencing the joy of helping others. The Volunteer & Senior Service staff and volunteers are committed to making our community healthier by partnering with others to design value added programs and services which improve the life and wellbeing of our patients. Extending the healing ministry of Christ is an awesome focal point for our Volunteer & Senior Services programs. Focusing on the whole care experience, allows us to work together to enhance the patient experience, inside and outside our hospital. 

Volunteer Services

753 men, women and teens, along with 18 pet therapy dogs are proud AdventHealth volunteers, contributing over 100,000 service hours and smiles in 2018. 
 
Volunteer programs focus on wholistic care; allowing us to create meaningful volunteer roles which work along side Staff in Clinical and Non-Clinical areas, as well as assisting the Chaplains with patient visitation. If you have a skill, please share it. We will explore a volunteer opportunity for you, showcasing your skills and assisting those in need. 
 

Auxiliary, Inc.

The Volunteer powered Auxiliary, Inc. is a separate 501-C-3, non-profit service organization workings closely with the Volunteer & Senior Services department. The Auxiliary is the business side of the volunteer program, operating businesses which support the mission of improving community health. Currently, the Auxiliary is sponsoring the Healthy Home program from the proceeds of the hospital gift shop and uniform store. Help us, help others by shopping in our hospital gift shop and ordering a uniform or logo item from the uniform store. 

Healthy Home , extending compassionate care into the home

The Healthy Home program volunteers provide short-term, non-medical care to patients who need a little extra comfort care once discharging to their own homes after a hospital stay. Focusing on our elderly patient, especially those who live alone or have limited social support, has been an essential part of this valuable program. All services provided are free of charge to our patients. To truly heal at home, nutritious food and a safe home is essential. Healthy Home services include fresh and frozen meals, medical transportation to doctor visits, safe home modifications to prevent falls, 60 day free emergency response unit and well check telephone calls. During the past 3 years, the Healthy Home program has served over 1,400 patients, allowing most to recover safely at home without a readmission to the hospital. 

PRESTIGE 55

Prestige 55 is a wellness and prevention program designed to maximize the health of our AdventHealth members. This membership program offers over 700 health and wellness services and programs annually. Partnering with local professionals, knowledgeable physicians and area businesses has created a phenomenal program for our community over the age of 55. Over 16,000 of your neighbors are proud members of Prestige 55 so join us today. Please call us at 352-671-2153 or email Jennifer.Poole-Wood@adventhealth.com for more information.
 

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