Special Steps Program

(Victorian Order of Nurses, Listowel, Perth-Huron Branch - Adult Day Program)

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Position ID: V-PER0050 Last Modified: 18 Jan 2017 Last Full Update: 18 Jan 2017
Opportunity Details
ContactJay Bordog, Coordinator of Volunteers, VON Perth-Huron; Phone: 519-291-5898; Fax: 519-291-3141; Email: jay.bodrog@von.ca
DutiesVolunteers are matched with a client who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer Disease or dementia for weekly walks and visits. 
Provides caregiver respite for individual close to the client, and a chance for client to enjoy exercise and social time.
More Info Linkwww.von.ca/en/site/perth
BenefitsKnowledge and experience in assisting a person with dementia 
Personal fulfillment knowing you are giving back to your community
ClientsIndividuals diagnosed with Alzheimer Disease or Alzheimer type dementia.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+)
Areas of InterestArts & Crafts ; Behavioural and Developmental Support Services ; Field Trip Aide / Community Outing Support ; Friend / Penpal ; Games ; Music & Performing Arts ; Photography ; Recreation & Sports ; Social Interaction ; Special Needs / Differently Abled
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Elder Care ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term (More than 1 year)
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityUnknown ; Various locations
LocationPerth County- Listowel, Stratford, Mitchell, St.Marys
Number of PositionsListowel ; Mitchell ; Perth County ; Stratford 
5 individual(s) needed in total. 
Several clients on waiting list across county
TrainingScheduled training ; Participate in a training session for 6.0 hours * Complete 4 hour visit at a VON Adult Day Program
Police CheckRequired
Agency Details
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Organization NameVictorian Order of Nurses, Listowel, Perth-Huron Branch - Adult Day Program
Office Phone519-291-5898
Toll Free PhoneMon-Fri 1-800-265-5176
Address & Map
North Perth Services
975 Wallace Ave N, Unit D1
Listowel, ON N4W 1M6
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