Walking Buddies Leader

(Alzheimer Society of Durham Region)

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Position ID: V-OSH0448
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2023
Last Full Update: 20 Oct 2023

Opportunity Details: Walking Buddies Leader

Contact Angela Siriski, Volunteer Coordinator, Alzheimer Society of Durham; Phone: 905-576-2567 ext 5245; Email: volunteer@alzheimerdurham.com

Assist with planning and leading a weekly walking group for people living with dementia and their care partners * this program is designed to promote physical activity and socialization by providing a fun and safe outing opportunity.

Benefits Knowledge that you are playing an integral role in helping those who are struggling to cope with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias.
Clients People living with Dementia and their care partners
Ages 18 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Suitable For Adults (18+) ; Post-secondary students
Areas of Interest Nature / Environment ; Physical Fitness & Exercise ; Senior's Activity Support
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; First Aid - First aid and CPR required ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; passionate about walking outdoors with knowledge of flora/fauna/history of area is an asset.
Commitment Length Short Term - program runs weekly for 8 weeks
Interaction Level Small Group
Minimum Hours 2 / Day
Dates and Times Thursday: Morning (10 am - 11 am) 
Travel to different walking trails around Durham Region
Seasons Fall - Running this program from Late Summer into Fall
Location Walking in hiking trails around Durham Region
Number of Positions Durham Region 
3 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Training is provided
Transportation Car required - access to transportation to and from the walking venue each week
Cost Parking fees may apply at some walking locations
Police Check Required
Additional Requirements Current First Aid and CPR * access to working cell phone during trail walks * proof of Covid Vaccinations required.

Agency Details: Alzheimer Society of Durham Region

Office Phone 905-576-2567
Toll Free Phone 1-888-301-1106
Fax 905-576-2033
E-Mail information@alzheimerdurham.com
Website www.alzheimer.ca/durham
Address & Map
1600 Stellar Dr
Ste 202
Whitby, ON
Canada L1N 9B2
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Mailing Address 1600 Stellar Dr 
Ste 202 
Whitby, ON 
Canada L1N 9B2

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