Friendly Visitor Volunteer

(Alzheimer Society, Peterborough Office, Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland and Haliburton Chapter)

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Position ID: V-PET0466 Last Modified: 27 Jul 2015 Last Full Update: 27 Jul 2015
Opportunity Details
ContactShawna Peddar, Volunteer/Friendly Visiting Coordinator, Alzheimer Society Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland & Haliburton; Phone: 705-748-5131; Fax: 705-748-6174; Email: shawna@alzheimerjourney.ca
Duties*Converse and engage in hobbies and/or shared interests with people who have early stage memory loss (Alzheimer's Disease or other type of dementia). 
*Specialized training is provided to ensure that volunteers feel well prepared to offer this valued support. 
*Will consider volunteers under age 18, depending on motivation and commitment.
Benefits*Knowing that you have brightened the day of someone who has Alzheimer's disease with socialization, activities, and companionship.  
*Also knowing that you provided the direct caregiver with a brief respite from constant care.
ClientsPeople diagnosed with Alzheimer's who are in the early stages of the disease.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Areas of InterestFriend / Penpal
Skills/ExperienceEmpathy and understanding. Cheerful disposition. Willingness to be open to new friendships and to learn.
Minimum Hours2 / Week
Dates and TimesDates and times to be arranged to suit availability of volunteer.
LocationVaries
Number of PositionsPeterborough: 10 individual(s) ; Peterborough (County of): 10 individual(s) 
 
20 individual(s) needed in total.
TransportationDepends upon location of visit. Call for more information.
Police CheckRequired
Agency Details
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Organization NameAlzheimer Society, Peterborough Office, Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland and Haliburton Chapter
Office Phone705-748-5131
Toll Free Phone1-800-561-2588
Fax705-748-6174
E-Mailinfo@alzheimerjourney.ca
Websitewww.alzheimer.ca/pklnh
Address & Map
Peterborough Square
360 George St N, Unit 18
Peterborough, ON K9H 7E7
 
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