Work with people who have a diagnosis of early stage dementia

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Alzheimer's Association, Colorado Chapter

Memories are wonderful!

This is an opportunity to work with people who have a diagnosis of early stage dementia and their family members/care partners as they engage together in Memory Café. Memory Cafe is a welcoming gathering place where people living with early memory loss and their partners can come together to relax, socialize with others, and enjoy a cup of coffee, an activity, or a presentation. The purpose is to provide participants with opportunities for socialization, peer support, community connections, education, and enrichment. The Memory Café host/facilitator will work to promote a welcoming atmosphere, encouraging social connections and participation.

The host/facilitator will work with staff to plan and coordinate a variety programs at Memory Café which can include Alzheimer’s education, outside presenters, art classes, music, other educational programs, topics on relevant Alzheimer’s or senior issues, discussions, exercise(chair yoga, etc), storytelling, cooking demonstrations, meditation, pet therapy, etc.

Facilitator should be comfortable in leading small groups in discussion and facilitating social interactions between group members. Experience working with people with memory loss is helpful. Memory Café training will be provided.

Six month commitment required.

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About Alzheimer's Association, Colorado Chapter

Location:

455 N Sherman Ste. 500, Denver, CO 80203, US

Mission Statement

We lead Colorado in the fight against Alzheimer's disease and related disorders by increasing the understanding of dementia and its impact on family and community, providing information and support for those affected, and promoting the advancement of research.

Description

The Alzheimer's Association Colorado Chapter works with diagnosed individuals, families, caregivers and health care professionals to provide care and support for those who are affected by Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. We provide a 24/7 Helpline; offer free and confidentail Care Consultations; manage 90 support groups monthly; oversee Memories in the Making art program in area nursing homes; present educational programs across the state; and assist in enrolling persons with the disease in safety programs. We offer culturally approptiate support for Latinos, African Americans and the LGBT community. Several time during the year we have fundraising events, including: The Walk to END Alzheimer's, The Longest Day, Annual Symposium, Blondes vs Brunettes.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

455 N. Sherman Ste. 500Denver, CO 80203

(39.72322,-104.98534)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Once/month (set time); year-long commitment

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