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Consider becoming an Alzheimer’s Association Support Group Facilitator!

Do you have a heart for families dealing with Alzheimer’s disease? Are you a good listener? Do you want to make a difference in your community?
Consider becoming an Alzheimer’s Association Support Group Facilitator - The Western North Carolina Chapter is looking for Support Group Facilitators. The goal of the Alzheimer’s caregiver support groups is to provide emotional, social and/or educational support to group members. Groups are designed to provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers through regularly scheduled meetings. They help participants develop methods and skills to solve problems. The groups encourage caregivers to maintain their own personal, physical and emotional health, as well as optimal care for the person with dementia.

Qualifications:

  • Experience with dementia as a family member or healthcare professional preferred.
  • Ability to be empathetic and separate personal needs from group needs.
  • Strong and effective listening and communication skills.
  • Ability to redirect and facilitate discussion as well as fulfill the duties and responsibilities as described by the Alzheimer’s Association.
  • Ability to create and maintain a safe environment where participants’ thoughts and feelings are valued and group members are treated with fairness, equity and respect.
  • Commitment to promote the mission and services of the Alzheimer’s Association and willingness to act as an extension of the Association.
  • Time commitment: A commitment of at least one year is expected.

For more information and to RSVP please contact our chapter office at 800.272.3900. 


 

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