Dementia Caregiver Support Group Facilitator

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ORGANIZATION: Alzheimer's Association Michigan Chapter

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Have you been affected by dementia and want to apply your experience to help others impacted by a dementia-related disease? Consider volunteering with the Alzheimer's Association! We are looking for a support group facilitator to lead a dementia caregiver support group at Perennial Park/Hillsdale Senior Center. Volunteers are responsible for leading monthly discussions among caregivers, so they must feel comfortable facilitating conversation, be empathetic, and have good communication skills. Those with personal or professional experience with dementia are encouraged to apply. Volunteers must be at least 21, and background checks are required. The Alzheimer's Association provides training and materials. For more information, please visit volunteer.alz.org or contact Michelle Phalen at 734.212.5430 or mnphalen@alz.org.

1 Shift

  • 03:15 PM to 05:15 PM
    Monthly support group meetings are on the fourth Wednesday of each month, 3:30–5 p.m.
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About Alzheimer's Association Michigan Chapter

Location:

25200 Telegraph Rd., #100, Southfield, MI 48033, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

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 in 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.

Today, the Association reaches millions of people affected by Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. We are the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support, and research.

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

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

Advocacy: 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 levels.

CAUSE AREAS

Crisis Support
Health & Medicine
Seniors
Crisis Support, Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

Multiple locations Hillsdale, MI 49242

(41.9087,-84.6318)
 

SKILLS

  • Mental Health
  • Community Outreach
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers will facilitate a monthly support group meeting at Perennial Park on the fourth Wednesday of each month, 3:30–5 p.m. Between meetings, volunteers may spend a small amount of time planning and communicating via phone/email.
  • Volunteers are asked to commit to at least one year of service.

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