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Thanks for your interest in possibly volunteering with us. Silver Club Programs are day programs for people with memory loss due to Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia. Most of our club members still enjoy socializing and doing things, but require some structure and supervision. Our program meets 5 days/week from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Usually volunteers come for a 3 hour shift either am or pm. The 9:30-12:30 shift helps with set up and welcoming, socializing during the coffee hour, and with morning activities that range from exercise to crafts to discussion or music groups. The 12:30-3:30 shift helps with lunch (we all bring our lunch and eat with the club members. It's a time to socialize and observe any difficulties people may be having), afternoon activities, and clean up/debriefing.
We are always looking for volunteers with special skills, such as piano or guitar players to lead sing-alongs, people who have sewing, cooking, or horticulture interests, etc.
We meet Monday through Friday at the Turner Senior Resource Center on Plymouth Rd. in Ann Arbor.
We work hard to create an environment that is welcoming, safe, and comfortable, where people feel they are part of a community. Having volunteers and students enables us to provide much more individualized programming than would otherwise be possible.
Thanks again. We look forward to hearing from you.