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Volunteer Opportunity - Garden Bridge Care Partner Recommended Agencies


Volunteer Opportunity Details:

Last updated on August 22, 2013

Volunteers will assist participants and the Garden Bridge Coordinator in a new pilot program offering classes, caregiver support, and aid to the formerly-independent senior in their transition from independence to adult day care. The Bridge Program will offer seniors with early signs of cognitive disorder support in socialization, classes and therapies to help them maintain independence as long as possible. The volunteer will assist caregivers by supporting the development of a formal assessment and care plan, guiding seniors through their programs, and assisting with activities. In addition, the volunteer will document observations about seniors participating in the program. The applicant must be personable and patient. They must be able to work with older persons and the The Volen Center staff, assist with enrollment and care planning, document all activity, serve as a companion for participating seniors ensuring that they attend scheduled activities. Volunteers will be trained by the Coordinator on topics such as safety, the nature and progress of cognitive disorders, observing and recording observations and client activities. Call 561-395-8920, Ext. 205 and ask for the Garden Bridge Volunteer opportunity.

Training will be provided. Volunteers will be working with cognitive disabilities and must be able to abide by the policies and rules of the The Volen Center.

This opportunity is sponsored by: Mae Volen Senior Center

Volunteers will work with the following groups
Older Adults (55+)
We need volunteers who are free at these times
Weekdays
This volunteer opportunity is available to the following types of volunteers
Adults (26-54)  Unpaid Interns
Adults (55+)  Young Adults (18-25)
We are looking for volunteers with the following skills
Leadership Development
This volunteer opportunity addresses the following social interests
Disabilities  Nonprofit Organization

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Contact Person:
Jared Policano, (561) 395-8920 x.272, (email)
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Address:

 1515 West Palmetto Park Road
Boca Raton, FL 33486
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Directions:

 Take I 95 to Palmetto Park Road exit, go east. Immediately get in left lane. Make a left U turn so that you are heading back west on Palmetto Park Road. Turn onto the service road on the right. Follow the road around to the back, passing Hospice by the Sea. Mae Volen Senior Center is a large one story white building located directly east of I 95 and west of the K Mart shopping plaza on Palmetto Park Road.

Web Site: http://www.volencenter.com
Last updated on August 22, 2013


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