Make a Difference in the Lives of Older Adults Living in Care Facilities


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Cause Areas

When

Tue Aug 01, 2017 01:00 PM - Sat Mar 31, 2018 03:00 PM

Where

Various Care Facilities in SacramentoSacramento, CA 95814


About

Become a part of the Tales and Travel Memories program team. This a unique program designed to encourage participation, conversation and expression among Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. The Tales and Travel Memories program takes participants with early and mid-stage dementia on an "excursion" to a U.S. or international destination, using a story or folk tale, facts about the destination, pictures and music resources to immerse them in the place.

Working with a librarian and several other volunteers you will go to memory care facilities in Sacramento where you will interact directly with the residents.

We visit care facilities on the third Thursday of every month with the exception of November and December. Our visits are scheduled to take place mid-morning (10:00am) or early afternoon (1:00pm); no evening visits.

Information about dementia and Alzheimer's will be provided. Training specific to engaging with older adults, memory care philosophy and HIPAA regulations will be reviewed in advance of visiting the facility.

To be considered for this opportunity you must be at least 21 years of age and have your own transportation. We ask that you be able to commit to 2 to 3 hours, once a month, for at least 3 to 6 months.

To learn more about this wonderful program take a look at this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9e8vocHPg4"

Skills

  • Special Needs
  • Elder care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Two to three hours a month
  • CA driver license, provide own transportation

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