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Program Assistant, Minds in Motion®

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Position description: 

Minds in Motion® is a fitness and social program for people with early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia to enjoy with a friend or family member. A 60-minute fitness program is followed by an hour of socializing and activities such as board games, trivia games, word games, bingo, etc.

Deliverables/Duties: 

• Under the direction of the fitness instructor, provide assistance to participants during the fitness part of the program • Assist with the set up and clean up of refreshments, and with games and activities for the social part of the program • Assist the facilitator to ensure everyone has the opportunity to be included, has an enjoyable experience, and is able to participate in activities and socializing. This may include spending one-to-one time with participants who need extra support.

Qualifications: 

• Enjoys being with people, and is comfortable reaching out and including others • Patient, friendly and fun; comfortable in a non-competitive, inclusive environment • Experience working with older adults helpful • Knowledge and experience with dementia helpful • Physically able to participate in the fitness part of the program • Able to lift light weights (supplies)

Role is suitable for: 
Adult
Senior
Additional Information: 

Time(s): Tuesdays, 1:00 PM-4:00PM (program runs 1:30-3:30PM)  Two volunteers required.

How to apply: 
http://www.alzheimer.ca/en/bc/Get-involved/Volunteer/Volunteer-application
Contact person: 
Julie Cameron
Contact phone: 
604-675-5154
Contact e-mail: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Mission:
The Alzheimer Society of B.C. exists to alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, to promote public awareness and to search for the causes and the cure.
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Position start/end date:
23 Aug 2016
Time Committment:
3 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Daytime, Weekdays
Work location:
South Arm Community Centre
8880 Williams Rd
Richmond, BC V7A 1G6