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Alzheimer's Association Support Group Facilitators - Buncombe County area

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Alzheimer's Association Western Carolina

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End Alz
You can make a difference in the lives of those affected by Alzheimer's.

Care & Support Volunteers provide direct, hands-on assistance with those living with Alzheimer's and related dementia, caregivers, and the general public.

Do you have a heart for families dealing with Alzheimer’s disease? Are you a good listener? Do you want to make a difference in your community? Consider becoming an Alzheimer’s Association Support Group Facilitator. The goal of the Alzheimer’s caregiver support groups is to provide emotional, social and/or educational support to group members. Facilitators should be:

  • Experienced with dementia as a family member or healthcare professional preferred.
  • Have the ability to be empathetic and separate personal needs from group needs.
  • Have strong and effective listening and communication skills.
  • Able to redirect and facilitate discussion
  • Able to create and maintain an environment where participants’ thoughts and feelings are valued and members are treated with fairness, equity and respect.

For more information about joining our Community Education Team, please complete the Volunteer Interest Profile at: https://www.alz.org/northcarolina/volunteer/care_support_volunteers or call 980-498-7760.

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About Alzheimer's Association Western Carolina

Location:

4600 Park Rd Ste 250, Charlotte, NC 28209, US

Mission Statement

The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia -- by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

Description

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. In North Carolina, more than 180,000 are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and over 479,000 family and friends are providing care.

Serving 100 counties in North Carolina, the Alzheimer’s Association - North Carolina is here to help. We provide education and support to all those facing Alzheimer’s and other dementias throughout our community, including those living with the disease, caregivers, health care professionals and families. We are also committed to advocating for the needs and rights of those facing Alzheimer’s disease and advancing critical research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Crisis Support
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Buncombe County areaAsheville, NC 28801

(35.59275,-82.55646)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Networking
  • Group Facilitation
  • Relationship Building
  • Critical Thinking
  • Organization

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hr training, 2 hrs monthly meeting, 3-4 hrs preparation
  • 1 year commitment

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