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Community Alzheimer Program Assistant


Sunnyside Seniors' Services, Region of Waterloo

   About the Position

Impact Statement
Volunteers assist staff in our Community Alzheimer Program to interact with clients and provide an enjoyable day out for them. Gain experience in dealing with people who have dementia.

The Community Alzheimer Program is an adult day program for persons living in the community who have Alzheimer's disease.
Volunteers are needed to assist clients with program activities and over mealtime. Patience, maturity and good listening skills are an asset. Weekly commitment required.
Positions are available at all three sites:
Our Franklin st. site in Kitchener,
150 Main Street in Cambridge,
University Gates in Waterloo.

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual
Age: 19+
English Proficiency, Confidentiality, Specialized Training, Work Without Supervision

Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Health Care / Wellness, Senior Services

Skill(s): Supervision, Interpersonal Communication, Communicate in Plain Language, Motivate Others, Playing

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: Volunteers are required to attend a volunteer orientation session. Another 1 hour training on assisting residents over mealtime are also required if assisting with meals.
Working Conditions: The Community Alzheimer Program takes place at Sunnyside, 247 Franklin St. N., Kitchener. The volunteer may be required to walk with clients at various times, or deal with challenging behaviours of clients.
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Designated accessible parking space, Accessible work space
Transportation: On a bus route

Time Commitment

Duration: 7 - 12 months
Weekday - Daytime, Weekday - Evening
We are looking for Monday and Friday morning volunteers (9:30 - 12:30), and weekday afternoon volunteers (12:30 - 3:30).

   Contact Information
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Janice Klassen
519-893-8482 Ext. 6372
247 Franklin Street N. Kitchener, N2A 1Y5

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