The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The Area Agency on Aging is seeking volunteers to help as coaches for the Community Stress Busting Program for Caregivers who are providing care to a loved one with Alzheimer's or a related dementia.
Caregivers are under enormous stress and the Stress Busting Program helps to teach the Caregivers stress reducing techniques. Past participants of the program said it has been a life savor and it helps them to take care of themselves and to provide improved care.
The Course is a nine(9) week course, which meets weekly for two (2) hour sessions, and is specifically designed to help the caregiver.
The Area Agency on Aging provides the volunteer coaches with the training they need to help facilitate the classes.
If you would like to help, we look forward to hearing from you.
Director of Aging Services
Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area
A Division of the Capital Area Council of Governments