In a rural location like the Methow Valley, it can be difficult for our aging and isolated neighbors to find the support they need to lead safe and full lives. Recognizing this challenge, the Lookout Coalition (LOC) joined Room One in 2012 to further bridge individuals and families with community resources that helped build pathways to wellbeing. Serving its clients through house calls, volunteers have included physicians, social workers, mindfulness specialists and hospice-trained community members.
Over the past 6 years, the Lookout Coalition has supported nearly 300 individuals and families with key medical and social service support and referrals to those who are aging, facing complex medical choices including end-of-life, or striving to remain independent in their own homes. This year, we transitioned the Lookout Coalition into our One Stop Support Center, with the aim of creating more sustainability for volunteers and deepened support for clients. The Lookout Coalition continues to be a model for how rural communities can come together to respond to dangerous gaps in medical services.
If the Lookout Coalition sounds like it could be an important support for someone you know, call us at Room One anytime to get connected.