Teach Sampson County about Healthy Aging and Brain Health

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ORGANIZATION: Alzheimer's Association

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ver 180,000 North Carolina residents are currently living with Alzheimer's disease and that number is expected to increase 22% by 2025. The Alzheimer's Association aims to drive risk reduction and offering free education to our local communities is one way.

This Community Educator will present Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body, an education program that gives science-based recommendations about taking care of our brains and bodies in seven main areas -sleep, smoking, nutrition, exercise, smoking, cognitive and social engagement - those modifiable risk factors. The program, script and resources are provided.

Potential volunteers could have a background in nutrition, fitness, gerontology, or just a passion for healthy living/aging well. This is a great program that can be done in collaboration with many organizations and services, like paired with a cooking demo, gardening or canning class, wellness retreat, etc.

Presenters are expected to:
 Lead a program at least quarterly through staff collaboration and/or by scheduling your own presentations (faith community, nonprofit organizations, social services, etc.)
 Refer attendees to the resources and programs of the Alzheimer’s Association as appropriate
 Arrive on time, have reliable transportation, be comfortable with public speaking and technology
 Successfully complete online training as well as individual preparation for each program

For more information about joining our Community Education Team, please complete the Volunteer Interest Profile at volunteer.alz.org or contact Brooke Vallely at bbvallely@alz.org

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About Alzheimer's Association

Location:

5171 Glenwood Ave, Suite 101, Raleigh, NC 27612, 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 is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.

We work on a national and local level to provide care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer's and other dementias.

As the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research, the Association is committed to advancing vital research towards methods of treatment, prevention and ultimately a cure.

The Association is the leading voice for Alzheimer's disease advocacy, fighting for critical Alzheimer's research and care initiatives at the state and federal level.

See our impact at alz.org/about/our-impact.




CAUSE AREAS

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors
Community, Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Clinton, NC 28329

(35.000,-78.320)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Financial Planning
  • Healthcare
  • Nutrition
  • Public Speaking
  • Occupational Therapy

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Program is 45-60 minutes, plus prep and travel time
  • At least quarterly in-person, finding places to offer education is helpful

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