The Person & The Starfish
     During a sunrise walk, a person was seen dancing through the waves in the sand.  Every now and then the person would bend over and pick up a starfish and toss it back into the ocean.  I asked the person, "Why?"  He said, "The tide is going out, if I don't throw them in, they will die."  I said, "Since there are so many starfish laying on this huge beach, you can't make a difference."  Bending over and picking up another starfish, the person stated, as he threw it into the ocean, "It made a difference to that one."

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        Welcome to the San Diego Volunteer Long Term Care (LTC) Ombudsman Portal.  Please "bookmark" this page or save it in your "Favorites".  This site will enhance communication between the County of San Diego HHSA Aging & Independence Services Ombudsman program staff, the five San Diego regional coordinators and individual volunteer Ombudsmen.

        As in the parable of The Person & The Starfish, volunteer LTC Ombudsmen make a difference one person at a time.  There are numerous resources available to Ombudsmen, and this site will serve the program volunteers in several major areas: