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Support Group Facilitator -Elizabethtown, KY area

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Alzheimers Association

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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. Support Group Facilitators:

  • Facilitate groups of caregivers or people living with dementia to provide social and educational support helping group members provide emotional support to one another.
  • Present pertinent Association materials and information to group members and assure a positive experience for attendees.
  • Connect people with additional Association services and volunteer opportunities by proactively making referrals to Alzheimer's Association programs & free 24/7 Helpline.

The Association is seeking volunteer candidates with:

  • Strong listening and effective communication skills with demonstrated ability to be empathic and separate personal needs from group needs.
  • Ability to redirect and facilitate discussion as well as fulfill the Facilitator duties and responsibilities as described in onboarding.
  • Ability to create and maintain a safe environment where participants’ thoughts and feelings are valued and group members are treated with fairness, equity and respect.
  • Passionate about the Alzheimer’s Association mission with personal or professional experience with dementia preferred.
  • Must be age 21 to apply. Background checks are required.

**A volunteer cannot be a current caregiver.

If you are interested, apply here http://bit.ly/grkysoinsgf

If there are any questions about this volunteer opportunity, please contact Helene French for more information at hfrench@alz.org.

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About Alzheimers Association

Location:

6100 Dutchmans Lane, Suite 400, Louisville, KY 40205, US

Mission Statement

Our Vision: A world without Alzheimer's and all other dementia.™ Our Mission: The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia -- by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

Description

The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia - by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.
The Alzheimer’s Association was founded in 1980 by a group of family caregivers and individuals who recognized the need for an organization that would unite caregivers, provide support to those facing Alzheimer’s and advance research into the disease.
Jerome H. Stone, a true visionary in the Alzheimer’s movement, was our founding president. When his wife, Evelyn, was diagnosed with the disease in 1970, information about Alzheimer’s - even among the medical community - was limited. With drive and determination, Mr. Stone took a disease that was cloaked in silence and helped to create a global conversation.

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Main StreetElizabethtown, KY 42701

(37.70301,-85.86472)
 

SKILLS

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

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • One hour/month with a 1 year commitment

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