Brain Wave Cafe Volunteer

(Alzheimer Society of Durham Region)

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Position ID: V-OSH0523
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2023
Last Full Update: 20 Oct 2023

Opportunity Details: Brain Wave Cafe Volunteer

Contact Angela Siriski, Volunteer Coordinator, Alzheimer Society of Durham; Phone: 905-576-2567 ext 5245 * 289-278-8869; Email:

Brain Waves Cafe is a monthly social gathering for people living with dementia and their care partners * Volunteers welcome participants to the cafe provideing them with a safe and welcoming environment to stimulate socialization and participation *  Volunteers present the program/agenda and facilitate converstaion and discussion *  Promote a fun, safe and inclusive social environment conducive to group cohesion and relationship building

Benefits Join a welcoming and dynamic Alzheimer Society of Durham volunteer community. Knowledge that you are playing an integral role in helping those who struggle to cope with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia's. Gain knowledge regarding Alzheimer's disease and other dementia's. Independence and autonomy to run a group. Sense of satisfaction and fulfillment.
Clients Those living with dementia and their care partners
Ages 21 year(s) - 96 year(s)
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Suitable For Men ; Women ; Couples
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor
Commitment Length Long Term (Minimum of 6 months)
Interaction Level Small Group
Minimum Hours 2
Dates and Times Tuesday: Afternoon 
Wednesday: (1 - 230 In Ajax) 
Thursday: Afternoon (130 - 3 In Bowmanville) 
2nd Tuesday of the month- Ajax location 
1st Thursday of the month - Bowmanville location
Seasons Spring ; Fall ; Winter
Accessibility Fully Accessible ; Not Accessible ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance
Location Bowmanville at Bowmanville Older Adults As - 26 Beech Ave and Ajax Public Library - 55 Harwood Av
Number of Positions Ajax ; Bowmanville ; Durham Region 
3 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided ; Ongoing staff support and input available
Police Check Required
Additional Requirements Vulnerable Sector police check must be at least 3 mos old, proof of covid vaccinations
Start Date On or after 01 Nov 2022 and on or before 02 Nov 2023
End Date 02 Nov 2023

Agency Details: Alzheimer Society of Durham Region

Office Phone 905-576-2567
Toll Free Phone 1-888-301-1106
Fax 905-576-2033
Address & Map
1600 Stellar Dr
Ste 202
Whitby, ON
Canada L1N 9B2
Mailing Address 1600 Stellar Dr 
Ste 202 
Whitby, ON 
Canada L1N 9B2

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