Brain Wave Café - Program Lead

(Alzheimer Society of Durham Region)

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Position ID: V-OSH1070 Last Modified: 08 Oct 2019 Last Full Update: 08 Oct 2019
Opportunity Details
ContactShankari Surendran, Volunteer Program Coordinator, Alzheimer Society of Durham Region; Phone: 905-576-2567 ext 5235; Email:
DutiesLead or support a 90 minute, once a month, drop-in session for people with dementia and their care partners * plan the structured component of the session * use curriculum booklet as a guide, prepare a 30–40 minute activity while keeping in mind client expectations and needs * 30 minutes prior to session, set up and organize venue * actively engage all participants with an inclusive environment, and employ strategies for those who may have a difficult time connecting and conversing * transport required materials for the program, some items may be stored at the site * with the support of program volunteers, ensure the venue is clean and tidy at the end of each session * responsible for taking attendance, provide name tags, write a monthly summary, share report with ASDR
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BenefitsLeadership opportunity in community recreational programing and fulfill the growing need for more activities for persons with dementia * improve well-being and reduce isolation for whole families * opportunity for people with dementia to experience a higher quality of life
ClientsPeople with dementia and care partners
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Couples ; Groups
Areas of InterestLife Skills Support ; Program Coordination / Support ; Senior's Activity Support ; Social Interaction ; Special Needs / Differently Abled
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Elder Care ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Public Speaking ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work
Commitment LengthLong Term (Minimum of 6 months)
Interaction LevelSmall Group ; Large Group
Minimum Hours3 / Month
Dates and TimesTuesday: Afternoon (1 pm-3 pm) 
Wednesday: Afternoon (1 pm-3 pm) 
Thursday: Morning (10 am-11:30 am) 
Alzheimer Society DR Building (Whitby) * third Thursday (10 am-11:30 am) each month  
Brain Wave Café - Older Adults Association (Bomanville) * first Tuesday (1 pm-2:30 pm) each month  
Oshawa Public Library (Oshawa) * last Wednesday(1 pm-2:30 pm) each month
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible
LocationWhitby, Oshawa and Bowmanville
Number of PositionsBowmanville ; Oshawa ; Whitby 
3 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Training on the job ; Training on-going
TransportationNear public transit ; Car required
CostVulnerable Sector Check ($20) for Durham residents
Police CheckRequired
Agency Details
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Organization NameAlzheimer Society of Durham Region
Office PhoneOffice: 905-576-2567
Toll Free Phone1-888-301-1106
Address & Map
1600 Stellar Dr
Ste 202
Whitby, ON
Canada L1N 9B2
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