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Help with Fun Activities for Seniors with Memory Loss - West Ashley

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ORGANIZATION: Respite Care Charleston

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
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Have fun while bringing joy to adults living with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of memory loss or cognitive decline! Respite Care Charleston is a nonprofit organization offering a half-day memory care program from 10am to 1:45pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church in West Ashley. Group members are dropped off for the program while their families / caregivers get some much needed time off. Volunteers work with trained staff to help connect and engage with program members by:
- Playing brain games and doing puzzles,
- Working on arts and crafts,
- Cheering along or helping with physical activities,
- Singing and dancing during music therapy, or
- Reminiscing and sharing stories and jokes.

Depending on your skills and interests, you can also help with meal preparation, serving and/or clean-up, or helping plan other games and activities to help stimulate, engage and improve the quality of life of those living with Alzheimer's or dementia. (Occasional musical performances, visits by small children groups or certified therapy animals, and other special guests / activities are also welcome, so let us know if you have a special skill or fun idea to share!)

Volunteering doesn't require experience or medical expertise - just patience, a warm smile and a willingness to try and bring joy to others! Our programs are coordinated by trained staff, so you'll never have to worry about getting thrown in on your own.

To learn more or to schedule a visit to see what we’re all about, call 843-647-7405 or email info@RespiteCareCharleston.org today! PS - Respite Care Charleston offers many other services to families who are living with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, so please let us know if we can help you or someone you know.

Please note - To protect the highly vulnerable population we serve, Covid vaccinations are required.

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About Respite Care Charleston

Location:

1605 Harbor View Drive, Multiple Locations in Charleston County, Charleston, SC 29412, US

Mission Statement

Respite Care Charleston (RCC) provides support and services to families living with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.

Description

Respite Care Charleston helps support families living with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of memory loss and dementia through:

  • Affordable half-day memory care (respite) to give caregivers much-needed time off;
  • Fun socialization for those with dementia, with games, puzzles, arts & crafts, light exercise and music & pet therapy;
  • Social / educational programs for people with early-stage cognitive impairment;
  • Facilitated support groups for information, encouragement, tips, tricks, and other resources; and
  • Individual guidance, education, problem-solving, planning and resources.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
People with Disabilities
Seniors
Community, People with Disabilities, Seniors

WHEN

Mon May 20, 2024 - Sun Aug 18, 2024
10:00 AM - 01:45 PM

WHERE

Holy Spirit Lutheran Church3075 Bees Ferry RdCharleston, SC 29414

(32.83954,-80.06293)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • People Skills
  • Visual Arts
  • Music Arts
  • Food Service
  • Veteran Care

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • The ideal volunteer would be able / willing to work out a fairly consistent schedule with a minimum of one hour per visit, with at least one visit per month - simply so we're able to plan accordingly.
  • Interested in getting involved but not available during program hours? Please contact us about volunteering on a committee to help with marketing, special events, fundraising, finance and other activities.

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