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ORGANIZATION: James L. West Alzheimer Center

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Do you have a dog who just loves attention? Or a playful pup that would benefit from an extra game of fetch?

The James L. West Senior Day Program will be opening in it's new location early this summer, at 6050 Harris Parkway in Fort Worth, TX.

We are looking for volunteers who would be willing to do Pet Therapy or Friendly pet visits with our participants.

Your pet must be up to date on it's shots, have no signs of flea/tick infestation, be well-groomed and generally have a temperament that would make it appropriate for visiting a group of senior citizens.

We are following all CDC guidelines related to Covid-19 and are screening all participants, staff and volunteers that come into our day program.

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About James L. West Alzheimer Center

Location:

1111 Summit Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76102, US

Mission Statement

"The James L. West Center is a not-for-profit organization which serves persons with Alzheimer's Disease and related disorders and their families in a compassionate and spiritual environment. The center is dedicated to providing individualized care and support to enhance the quality and dignity of each person's life throughout the course of the disease. By participating in meaningful research and sharing its experience and knowledge, the Center is committeed to enriching lives now and in the future."

Description

The James L West Alzheimer Center was founded to honor the memory of Fort Worth business leader and philanthropist James L. West. When Mr. West was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, he and his wife shared a wish that a center devoted to the care of persons with dementia be made available for north Texans. To honor that wish and his memory, in 1991 Mrs. West directed the James L. and Eunice P. West Charitable Trust, through First Presbyterian Church of Fort Worth, to provide major funding for construction of a nondenominational facility dedicated solely to caring for persons with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. The Center's philosophy of compassionate, affordable care for its residents and families is a result of Mrs. West's tribute to her husband and continues to guide the decision-making of the board and the staff. In addition to residential and adult day care services, the center serves as a training site for local students of medical professions.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Health & Medicine
Seniors
Animals, Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

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WHERE

6050 Harris ParkwayFort WorthFort Worth, TX 76132

(32.66028,-97.42077)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Therapy
  • Healthcare

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 17
  • The pet therapy volunteer opportunity is a Monday-Friday opportunity, between the hours of 10-5 (excluding lunch). Volunteers could donate 1 hour/week, or even just 1-2 hours/month.

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