The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is in need of more volunteers in Nanaimo to handle the growing demand for help.
Volunteers are a valuable resource that allows the society to provide a range of free services for families dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, from making phone calls to caregivers to facilitating support groups.
An estimated one in 11 B.C. residents over the age of 65 deals with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia and that number is expected to double over the next generation.
The volunteer positions have a few basic requirements – excellent listening and empathetic skills, knowledge of dementia or a willingness to learn and facilitation skills or a willingness to learn. Formal or informal caregiving skills are also an asset.
Training is provided and a one-year commitment is required.
For more information, please call Jane Hope at 250-734-4170 or email@example.com.