Be a friend at "The Gathering" in Coon Rapids


(45.199383,-93.33449)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

2650 128th Ave. NWCoon Rapids, MN 55448

About

Program Description:A Gathering group respite site serves up to 8 older adults who are experiencing early to mid-stage memory loss or other health issues requiring supervision.

Offered two days a month, for 5 hours a day, the participants enjoy a safe and social setting while their caregivers (who care for them in their home setting) have 5 hours of much-needed time-off. They have a "respite" from caregiving duties. Prior to attending a Gathering, each participant is assessed by Program staff.

Trained volunteers, supervised by a registered nurse, deliver the day’s activities. Generally, the day includes morning coffee, fellowship, activity, lunch and appropriate afternoon activity.

Schedule: Group meets the 1 st and 3 rd Mondays of each month.

Volunteers are needed 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Duties:

Assist with morning welcome, serving coffee and conversation.

Assist with morning activity - gentle exercises, simple games

Assist with lunch in the Dining Room

Assist with afternoon activity - simple craft, theme activity, reminiscing.

Qualifications: Pass criminal background screening.

Enjoy working with older adults.

Practice good judgment and safety skills.

Follow program policies and procedures.

Additional Positions:

  • Past nurses who still have their licensure to oversee the respite services
  • Volunteers to provide potluck lunches for the participants and volunteers

Skills

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 hours twice a month.

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