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Volunteer with our Expressions program for patients with early memory loss

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ORGANIZATION: Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

  • 27 people are interested

It happens gradually...

A person may forget something or get confused and you would say "Happens to everyone!" then you start noticing it happens more frequently...

Memory loss is one of the signs of Alzheimers. To help patients deal with early memory loss, we have developed an amazing program called Expressions. This outpatient program focuses on activities that help keep patients' minds active through creative arts, discussions and various activities.

And we need your help.


Under the supervision of the program coordinator, our volunteers assist with the following tasks:
- carrying out activities and projects
- helping patients with exercises (hand and put away equipment only; no adjustments of body parts or direct physical contact with patients)
- projects set-up/take down
- meals set-up

We are looking for volunteers with the following characteristics and qualifications:

- outgoing individual who loves interactions with older adults with early stages of Alzheimers/dementia
- sensitivity to memory loss
- great opportunity for individuals with background in social work, counseling, psychology, nursing, geriatrics, music therapy or art therapies
- high school graduate

Program runs Mon - Fri and we are looking for one volunteer per day between 11am-3pm.

Check out the Older Adult Services Facebook page to learn more about the program.

1 Shift

  • 09:30 AM to 03:00 PM
    Any 3-4 hour shift Mon - Fri between 9:30am and 3:00pm
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Location:

1775 W. DEMPSTER STREET, VOLUNTEER OFFICE - 9 SOUTH, PARK RIDGE, IL 60068, US

Mission Statement

To serve the health needs of individuals, families and communities through a wholistic philosophy rooted in our fundamental understanding of human beings as created in the image of God.

Our vision is to be always the best hospital - the best for patients to heal, physicians to practice and associates/volunteers to work.

We are about building relationships with:

  • our patients, so they feel cared for and experience extraordinary service and quality
  • our physicians, so they feel supported and know that their patients are getting great care
  • our associates and volunteers, so they feel valued and know that their work is purposeful, worthwhile and makes a difference

If you would like to be part of our wonderful team of associates, physicians and volunteers, please let us know. We have many great opportunities to fit all preferences and schedules.

For more information

  • reply to this opportunity and we will contact you or
  • visit us at http://www.advocatehealth.com/luth/volunteer
  • give us a call at 847-723-6105

We look forward to meeting you!

Description

Interesting facts about our volunteer program (based on 2010 program statistics):

  • 1070 volunteers donated 102,000 hours to the hospital
  • We currently have 777 active volunteers
  • Volunteers support over 80 hospital departments
  • The most senior volunteer is 95 years young and has been volunteering for 52 years--ever since the hospital opened in 1959!
  • 25% of volunteers live in Des Plaines, 13% in Park Ridge, 9% in Niles
  • Volunteer gender: 70% are female and 30% are male
  • An active volunteer with the highest number of hours has donated over 14,000 hours to the hospital so far
  • 100% of our volunteers are AMAZING and WONDERFUL!

Our volunteers DO make a difference!

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Health & Medicine
Seniors
Advocacy & Human Rights, Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

9375 Church StreetAdult Day CareDes Plaines, IL 60016

(42.04625,-87.85906)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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