We're looking for a Co-facilitator to help lead an existing caregiver support group. Volunteer Support Group Facilitators or co-facilitators help group participants develop coping methods and encourage caregivers to maintain their personal, physical and emotional health. Support groups provide a place for friends and family to share valuable information, caregiving tips and concerns about their loved ones with Alzheimer's.
Location: Caton Merchant House 9201 Portner Ave Manassas, VA Meeting: 3rd Thursdays
Preferred Skills & Abilities
Professional healthcare experience preferred
Experience working with people with Alzheimer’s disease, their family members and caregivers
Empathy for individuals and families struggling with the disease
Comfort with the expression of emotion
Integrity, trustworthiness and discretion
Active listening and verbal communication skills
Strong interest in serving the community
Experience as a caregiver or working directly with caregivers is helpful
A willingness to seek out and provide up to date information on research, care, and treatment for group members
About Alzheimer's Association National Capital Area Chapter
8180 Greensboro Drive, Suite 400, McLean, VA 22102, US
The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. As part of a nationwide network of chapters, the Alzheimer's AssociationNational Capital Area Chapter provides help and hope to more than 66,000 people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and their families and caregivers in the District of Columbia, five counties in suburban and Southern Maryland and eleven counties in Northern Virginia. For more than 30 years, we have provided reliable information and care consultation; created supportive services for families; increased funding for dementia research; and influenced changes in public policy. The Alzheimer's Association National Capital Area Chapter is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, donor-supported organization.
The National Capital Area Chapter is affiliated with the national Alzheimer's Association, headquarted in Chicago. We serve persons with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, their families, caregivers,professionals and communities in Northern Virginia, suburban Maryland and Washington, DC through support, counseling information, referrals, education, advocacy and research.