Virtual Support Group Facilitators Needed in Delaware County!
ORGANIZATION: Alzheimer's Association of Northeastern New York
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Are you passionate about putting an end to Alzheimer’s disease? Do you want to get more involved with the Alzheimer’s Association and help us to support our caregivers and spread awareness? Then we need you!
We are looking for empathetic and effective communicators who can help us to lead monthly or bi-monthly support groups in your county. The ideal candidate would have experience personally or professionally with caring for people with dementia as well as have experience with Zoom (a virtual meeting platform). We provide extensive training and ongoing education.
The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's.
This volunteer role is currently a virtual position with a likely transition to an in-person group at a later date.
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About Alzheimer's Association of Northeastern New York
1003 New Loudon Road, Suite 201, Cohoes, NY 12047, US
Our mission: 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. Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease.
The Northeastern New York Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association serves a 17-county area in the northeastern most corner of New York State. These counties cover over 15,000 square miles, representing approximately 30% of New York State, and are home to 1.5 million people. It is estimated that 40,000 of the friends and neighbors living in this area have Alzheimer’s disease. As is the fact across the country, almost 80% of all persons who have Alzheimer’s live at home and are cared for by a family caregiver and 1 out of 3 adults personally know someone with the disease. This means that there are approximately ½ million people in the northeastern region of New York who need education, information and referral services and approximately 24,000 family caregivers who need support, respite care and an array of tools to help them with this difficult task.
We pride ourselves for being here for our families and those who work with our families. To make sure that we are accessible we have an administrative office in Albany and 11 Point-of-Services located throughout the region, including Sidney, Delhi, Cooperstown, Glens Falls, Queensbury, Indian Lake, Hudson, Catskill, Johnstown, Amsterdam and Fort Edward.
Sidney Memorial Public Library8 River St.Sidney, NY 13838
September 19, 2022
- Bereavement Support
- Counseling / Mental Health
- Crisis Counseling
- Patient Care
- People Skills
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- 2-3 hours per month
- Comfortable with: public speaking, Zoom/technology