(Alzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton, Halton Office)
|Contact||Andrea Pitts, Coordinator, Volunteer Engagement, Alzheimer Society of Hamilton and Halton; Phone: 905-529-7030 ext 201 * 888-343-1017; Email: email@example.com|
|Duties||To provide socialization and companionship through weekly home visits with a client in the early to mid stages of Alzheimer's Disease or a related dementia. Through activities like games, puzzles, crafts, music, walking and reminiscing, volunteers will provide quality time that will have a positive impact on the client as well as the caregiver by providing short periods of respite through the visit.|
|More Info Link||www.alzhn.ca/volunteer|
|Benefits||1. Make new friends and enjoy a meaningful connection with someone who needs your companionship. |
2. Provide short periods of respite for caregivers who can use to the time to relax and re-energize.
3. Have a positive impact in the lives of others.
4. Learn about the past and have an impact on the future.
5. Flexible volunteer commitment.
|Clients||Persons in the early to mid stages of Alzheimer's Disease or a related dementia.|
|Ages||18 year(s) and up|
|Suitable for OSSD||No|
|Suitable For||Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+)|
|Areas of Interest||Arts & Crafts ; Community Outreach ; Games ; Health Care ; Music & Performing Arts ; Social Interaction|
|Skills/Experience||Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Elder Care ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor|
|Commitment Length||Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) - 2 hours per week; minimum 6 month commitment|
|Minimum Hours||2 / Week|
|Dates and Times||Flexible and based on volunteer's availability|
|Location||Clients' home in Halton|
|Number of Positions||Acton: 1 individual(s) ; Burlington: 1 individual(s) ; Georgetown: 1 individual(s) ; Milton: 1 individual(s) ; Oakville: 1 individual(s) |
5 individual(s) needed in total.
Our waiting list is updated regularly and we are always in need of Volunteer Visitors!
|Training||Training is provided ; The Alzheimer Society will provide education and training to increase your knowledge of dementia and make your visits rewarding!|
|Transportation||Transportation needs are dependent on the location of the client.|
|Cost||Free training; reimbursement for Police Check|
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|Organization Name||Alzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton, Halton Office|
|Office Phone||Burlington 289-837-2310; |
|Toll Free Phone||1-888-343-1017|
|Fax||Burlington 905-681-7783; |
|Address & Map|
4391 Harvester Rd, Unit 8
Burlington, ON L7L 4X1
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