If you are looking to help others, the local chapter of the Alzheimer Society is in need of volunteers that are interested in visiting with some one affected by the disease who is living in their own home. The local chapter currently has a long waiting list of people waiting for a volunteer to help improve their quality of life by providing a friendly relaxed visit while developing a friendship and allowing the caregiver a break from care giving.
Training and on going support is provided, and volunteers are matched with a client with similar interests. Weekly visits would be for 1-2 hours.
Volunteer Visitors truly make a difference in the lives of people affected by Alzheimer’s disease by helping to maintain physical, cognitive, emotional, and social functioning.
If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer Visitor please contact Bea at the Alzheimer Society at 705-942-2195 or [email protected]