Attorney Deborah Truhowsky to be Recognized by New York Foundation for Senior Citizens

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Attorney Deborah Truhowsky will be recognized for her support of the Volunteer Ombudsman Program by the New York Foundation for Senior Citizens.

Attorney Deborah Truhowsky will be recognized for her support of the Volunteer Ombudsman Program by the New York Foundation for Senior Citizens. The event will occur during a luncheon on June 23, 2011 at the Union League Club in New York.

Volunteer Ombudsmen provide a critical community link for the residents of long term care facilities and nursing homes. After successfully completing 36 hours of intensive training and receiving New York State Office for the Aging certification, Ombudsman Volunteers are assigned to facilities in their communities.

Residents of long-term care facilities sometimes have little or no contact with the outside world. This can cause them to feel powerless, alone, and disconnected. A Volunteer Ombudsman visits residents, listens to their concerns and helps to resolve issues that may arise.

Ms. Truhowsky stated “The work of a Volunteer Ombudsman is important because it allows the volunteer to help residents who may have no other advocate who sits down and listens to them. These people often feel unheard and neglected. It is remarkable what an improvement in moral occurs when somebody simply listens to residents objectively and works with the facility's staff to resolve issues that may have arisen.”

New York Foundation for Senior Citizens is dedicated to helping New York's seniors enjoy healthier, safer, more productive and dignified lives in their own homes and communities and to help them avoid the need for premature institutionalization. Established in 1968, the Foundation is the only non-profit, non-sectarian organization serving New York's seniors in all five boroughs.

Ms. Truhowsky is the Senior Counsel for the Law Firm of D.F. Truhowsky. The firm provides services in the practice areas of elder neglect and abuse, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and personal injury.

The Law Firm of D.F. Truhowsky is located at 100 Park Avenue, 16th Floor in New York City, NY 10017. The phone number is (212) 880-6496. The firm's website is http://www.yournyadvocate.com.

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