Alzheimer’s Association recruiting volunteer facilitators for caregiver support groups in Kirkland

  • Thursday, January 11, 2018 8:30am
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The Alzheimer’s Association is currently recruiting local volunteers to facilitate Family Caregiver Support Groups in Kirkland and help make a difference in the life of a family caregiver.

Family Caregiver Support Groups provide a consistent and caring place for caregivers to learn, share, and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss.

The chapter trains volunteers receive excellent training, ongoing support, resources, and continuing education opportunities.

Individuals who are often best qualified as support group facilitators include: working or retired social workers, nurse and other healthcare professionals, educators, clergy, counselors, and former family caregivers. Commitment of at least one year is required.

For more information, contact Linda Whiteside, director of Community Support, at 1.800.848.7097 or 206.529.3875, lwhitesi@alzwa.org.

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