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Be a Brain Buddy for Older Adults with Memory Loss

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ORGANIZATION: Beach Cities Health District

  • 62 people are interested
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  • Beach Cities Health District is a public agency formed in 1955 by the voters of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, and Redondo Beach to provide health care services in the community.
  • Brain Buddy volunteers will engage older and/ or disabled adults with memory loss in structured activities to provide socialization and engagement. Volunteers are recruited, trained, and then matched with appropriate participants on the basis of need and compatibility.

Duties:

  • Will be matched with a client and conduct weekly one-hour visits in the client’s home to assist in structured activities, such as art, music, or games.
  • Create an individualized activity plan based on the client’s abilities and interests.
  • Attend quarterly volunteer support meetings to share any issues, concerns, etc. the client is facing.

Qualifications Needed:

  • Must be 18 or older.
  • Empathetic and understanding of the needs of older adults and adults with disabilities experiencing memory loss or dementia.
  • Complete the training program.
  • Ability to attend quarterly volunteer support meetings.
  • Communicate any information regarding the client with their Care Manager.
  • Maintain client confidentiality.
  • 1-year commitment with the option to continue.

Application Process:

All potential candidates are asked to complete the following application process to see if this position is an appropriate fit:
  • Fill out the application online at www.bchd.org/volunteer
  • Participate in a simple intake process conducted by Volunteer Services
  • Interview with supervisor
  • Training and support will be provided
  • Screening is needed

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About Beach Cities Health District

Location:

514 N. Prospect, Redondo Beach, CA 90277, US

Mission Statement

Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) is a healthcare district focused on preventive health and serves the communities of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach. Established in 1955 as a public agency, it offers an extensive range of dynamic health and wellness programs, with innovative services and facilities to promote health and prevent diseases across the lifespan.

Description



Focusing on wellness, not sickness, encourages people to make wiser healthcare decisions. Preventative causes of illness and death, like tobacco smoking, poor diet and physical inactivity, are estimated to be responsible for nearly a million deaths annually-almost 40 percent of total yearly mortality in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), about 90 percent of today’s healthcare costs are for treating people with chronic yet preventable diseases. BCHD’s wellness and healthy living programs and services are aimed at making prevention an integral part of the classrooms, workplace and homes of the beach cities.

To enhance community health through partnerships, programs and services for people who live and work in Hermosa, Manhattan and Redondo Beach.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
People with Disabilities
Seniors
Arts & Culture, People with Disabilities, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Throughout the Beach CitiesRedondo Beach, CA 90277

(33.83221,-118.3871)
 

SKILLS

  • History
  • Elder care
  • Music Therapy
  • Reading / Writing
  • Visual Arts
  • Music Arts

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One hour per week visit, quick monthly report, and quarterly support meeting
  • TB Test

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