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Alzheimer's in Diverse Communities: Asian Outreach

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Alzheimer's Association San Diego/Imperial

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Health Fair

According to the 2021 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures, an annual report released by the Alzheimer's Association, 32% of Asian-Americans report discrimination when seeking healthcare as a barrier to Alzheimer’s and dementia care and 47% of caregivers report discrimination when seeking healthcare for their loved ones with dementia.

Knowledge and stigma about Alzheimer’s disease varies widely across communities of color with 46% of Asian-Americans expressing concern about developing Alzheimer’s.

Additionally, did you know that since the pandemic began, deaths from COVID-19 have increased by 16%?

Help the Alzheimer's Association continue to make inroads in this community by becoming a volunteer Virtual Community Educator today! We need your help more than ever to increase awareness of Alzheimer's disease as well as to connect people to FREE programs and services. YOU can make a difference!

Role:

- Research and connect with Asian-centered organizations in San Diego and Imperial Counties with the intent of forming an ongoing relationship and collaboration
- Promote programs and services from the Alzheimer's Association
- Engage others in the mission of the Alzheimer's Association
- Participate in meetings, health fairs, etc. as needed
- Network with others in related fields who could support our efforts to increase access in all communities
- Willingness to learn about Alzheimer's disease and how it affects the Asian-American community
- Opportunity to become a community educator by teaching classes on dementia-related topics
- Opportunity to participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer's

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About Alzheimer's Association San Diego/Imperial

Location:

5075 Shoreham Pl. #240, San Diego, CA 92122, US

Mission Statement

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.

Health & Medicine
Race & Ethnicity
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Adult Education
  • Cantonese / Mandarin
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Japanese
  • Relationship Building
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least 1-2 hrs per week for 6 months or longer
  • Ability to be professional at all times as a representative of the Alzheimer's Association, online and one-on-one mandatory training. Must apply at volunteer.alz.org for the Virtual Community Educator and or Representative position.

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