Art Group Facilitator- Memories in the Making (MIM) Denver, CO

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Alzheimer's Association, Colorado Chapter

Memories in the Making
A pleasant story, a piece of art and a wonderful memory!

Utilize your creative talents by facilitating a weekly art group for individuals diagnosed with dementia.

When: A weekly ongoing session during the weekdays (Monday-Friday)
Where: Care communities throughout the Denver area
Who: Those who want to help people with dementia communicate through art

In coordination with a trained care center staff person, the Memories in the Making facilitator plans and facilitates a weekly art group for individuals diagnosed with dementia. Some art background preferred. Understanding of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease is helpful, as is a sensitivity to the feelings of others and the ability to read body language. Facilitator must not be a direct caretaker to a participant in the group. Ability to maintain confidentiality is essential. Bilingual skills welcome. One-day training is offered several times a year. Groups meet once a week (consistency is important); commitment is usually about 2 hours each week.

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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.

Arts & Culture
Education & Literacy
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Alzheimer's Association455 N Sherman St.#500Denver, CO 80203

SKILLS

  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Painting
  • Adult Education
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Weekly, about 2 hours per week. Six month commitment
  • Experience in art and experience with dementia (personal or professional)

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