(Alzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton, Halton Office)
|Comments||We are looking for retirees and students from the Health/Social Services (nursing, social work, teachers/facilitators and those who have experience with supporting individuals with dementia) to join our team. |
Become a part of a program designed to increase social interaction in seniors living with dementia and/or their caregivers through friendly connection and consultation by phone. The Tele-connect Program will also help to decrease incidents of depression and reduce the isolation often experienced by seniors.
|Contact||Andrea Pitts, Coordinator, Volunteer Engagement, Alzheimer Society of Hamilton Halton; Phone: Hamilton Office 905-529-7030 ext 201; Email: email@example.com|
|Duties||We are looking for retirees and students from the Health/Social Services (nursing, social work, teachers/facilitators and those who have experience with supporting individuals with dementia) to join our team. |
- Under the direction of the Coordinator, Tele-connect Program, make outreach calls to clients who have been diagnosed with a dementia and/or their caregivers.
- Provide support and socialization to aid in decreased feelings of isolation and depression and increased independence.
- Educate clients on appropriate resources (brochures, handouts, etc.), and other community programs that may benefit the client and caregiver/family.
|Benefits||Knowledge that you are playing an integral role in helping those who are struggling to cope with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. |
Knowledge that you are aiding the Alzheimer Society in connecting with those who are in need of support.
Opportunity to enhance your communication skills.
Access to Alzheimer Society resources (books, videos, journals).
An opportunity to build career skills.
|Clients||Persons living with dementia living alone (still able to use the phone and having no identified concerns/risks). Caregivers dealing with caregiver stress who will benefit from a friendly phone call and caregivers who are socially isolated due to caregiving duties and personal challenges.|
|Ages||20 year(s) and up|
|Suitable for OSSD||No|
|Suitable For||Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students|
|Areas of Interest||Community Outreach ; Education Support (Tutoring / Instruction) ; Health Care ; Mental Health / Addictions ; Senior's Activity Support ; Social Interaction ; Telephone Communication|
|Skills/Experience||Counseling & Support ; Medical Assistance|
|Commitment Length||Long Term - 6 month commitment|
|Minimum Hours||3 / Week|
|Dates and Times||Monday: Morning, Afternoon |
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon
Friday: Morning, Afternoon
8:30 - 4:30 (looking for 1/2 day per wk)
|Location||Halton Branch Office, 2345 Wyecroft Rd, Oakville|
|Number of Positions||Oakville: 4 individual(s) |
4 individual(s) needed in total.
|Training||Training is provided ; 1 full day of training. Dementia training and program specific training along with WHIMIS and AODA training.|
|Transportation||Must provide your own.|
|Police Check||Not Required|
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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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