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Games Hour Virtual Volunteer

Games Hour

Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington


   About the Position

Impact Statement
Behind every person with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia, there are hundreds of people dedicated to helping. The Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington is dedicated to providing help for people with Alzheimer's disease and dementia and their caregivers in our community. Our dedicated board, staff and volunteers work tirelessly to make a difference in the lives of those we serve.

Description
Do you enjoy connecting with others and playing games? Bingo, Trivia, Name That Tune, a new game each week! Games boost creativity, improve brain function and provide social connection. This program provides social and cognitive stimulation in a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere that engages people living with dementia and their care partners.
Be positive and have fun! Playing is not just essential for kids; it can be an important source of relaxation and stimulation for adults as well.

*No prior experience is necessary in these activities.


Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual
Age: 18+


Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: •Mandatory general orientation for all new volunteer placements
•Volunteers will also be trained on specific policies and procedures that are relevant to this position. The required training will be completed prior to beginning. Prior to the online training the volunteer will receive the “Volunteer Manual” and be asked to review it prior to attending their training session.
•Ongoing training and support through regular contact with the Staff Lead.

Working Conditions: Virtual group over Zoom.

Accessibility:


Time Commitment

Duration: 3 months or less
Start Date:2021-09-16
End Date:2021-11-04
Weekday - Daytime
September 16th - November 4th (Thursdays) from 9:30am - 11:30am



Other Information
Area(s) of Interest: Arts/Culture, Caring Support, Senior Services
Skill(s): Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Communicate in Plain Language, Facilitation and Training, Computer Skills, Playing
Transportation: NONE Needed

   Contact Information
https://alzheimer.ca/en/ww
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Kathy Irwin
519-742-1422 Ext. 2045
831 Frederick Street Kitchener, N2B 2B4
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