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Alzheimer's Association Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter

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Alzheimer's Association Support Group facilitators create a safe, open environment where people share their feelings, thoughts and experiences in a combined effort to better cope with and manage the shared problems of dementia.

Key Activities:

· Encourage participants to provide assistance and emotional support to one another.

· Present pertinent Association materials and information to group members.

· Connect members of the community with additional Association services by proactively making referrals to Alzheimer's Association programs & free 24/7 Helpline.

Qualifications:

· Ability to be empathetic and separate personal needs from group needs.

· Strong listening and effective communication skills.

· Ability to redirect and facilitate discussion as well as fulfill the duties and responsibilities as described in the Facilitator Agreement.

· Commitment to promote the mission and services of the Association and willingness to act as an extension of the Association.

· Experience with dementia as a family member or health care professional preferred but not mandatory.

Commitment Expected:

· Support Group Facilitators commit to a 1-year term meeting monthly.

· Orientation includes: online general volunteer orientation (1 hour) + program volunteer orientation (1 hour) + self-study or in-person role training with staff partner (~4 hours).

· Support Group facilitators must observe 1 group in the community led by a staff or mentor plus review facilitation skills with a staff partner prior to deployment in the community.

· Background checks are required as part of the volunteer selection process.

· Comply with Alzheimer’s Association volunteer policies and procedures.

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About Alzheimer's Association Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter

Location:

6055 S Loop E at Long Drive, Houston, TX 77087, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

The Alzheimer's Association is dedicated to educating and supporting family members, caregivers and professionals who deal with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. We provide all types of information, referrals, education and training programs, support groups, and care consultations related to dementia and memory.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

700 North StBeaumont, TX 77701

(30.08767,-94.10158)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Group Facilitation
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 hours initial training + 4 hours monthly

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