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


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Cause Areas

When

Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:00 AM - Mon Dec 31, 2018 03:00 PM

Where

7335 Gloria DriveSacramento, CA 95831

About

Become a part of the Tales and Travel Memories program team! This unique program is designed to encourage participation, conversation, and expression among people living with early and mid-stage dementia. The Tales and Travel Memories program simulates the act of traveling to different countries and US states by using stories and folk tales, interesting facts, pictures, and music to immerse them in the selected location.

Working with library staff and other volunteers you will go to memory care facilities in the Pocket Greenhaven area of Sacramento where you will interact directly with the residents.

We will visit care facilities once a month, on either a Wednesday or Friday. Our visits will be scheduled to take place in the mid-morning or early afternoon; no evening or weekend visits.

Information about dementia and Alzheimer's will be included in the 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 6 months.

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

The Tales and Travel Memories Program is looking to launch in March of 2018.

Skills

  • Special Needs
  • Elder care
  • People Skills

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 to 3 hours once a month
  • Must be 21, have own transportation, commit to minimum of 6 months

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