Support Group Leaders Needed - Alzheimer's & Dementia

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Alzheimers Association

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The Alzheimer's Association is looking for volunteers who are interested in creating a support group in the Lawrenceburg area. There is a significant need for a support group in Anderson County and we are hoping to find volunteers who would like to spend a little time once a month to provide an avenue for individuals affected by Alzheimer's disease to discuss and share the challenges they face.

A support group provides a safe, supportive environment to allow family members, friends, caregivers, and other interested individuals to meet regularly for mutual support and to exchange coping skills with one another in matters relating to Alzheimer’s disease. All support groups are free and open to the public and of no religious affiliation unless otherwise designated.

We encourage support group volunteers to hold the meetings in community organizations such as senior centers, churches, community centers, etc.

**A volunteer cannot be a current caregiver.

If there are any questions about this volunteer opportunity, please contact Caitlin Shepard for more information at cshepard@alz.org

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About Alzheimers Association

Location:

6100 Dutchmans Lane, Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40205, US

Mission Statement

Our mission: To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's.

Description

We are the Greater Kentucky/Southern Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, the largest private, nonprofit funder of research on Alzheimer's in the world. We are one of over 70 Alzheimer's Association Chapters serving communities across the United States. We have marked great success with the introduction of the Breakthrough Act, calling for $2 billion in federal funding for Alzheimer's research at the National Institute of Health and the advancement of NAPA, the National Alzheimer's Project Act, designed to create a national strategic plan focused on the Alzheimer's crisis. Our chapter remains heavily focused on the needs of the caregiver, both family and professional, as their role in the journey increases during later stages. Our Teaching Learning Institute, celebrating and sharing the Best Friends Approach, reaches more individuals each year, with sold-out seminars on the basics of dementia, improving activities, surviving behavioral changes, and grieving the loss of past relationships.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Main StreetLawrenceburg, KY 40342

(38.0373,-84.89661)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • one hour, once a month

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