Support group facilitators needed in Oak Harbor

  • Friday, May 17, 2019 3:29pm
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The Alzheimer’s Association is seeking volunteers to facilitate Family Caregiver Support Groups in Langley and Oak Harbor.

“Caregivers of those with dementia often feel helpless and alone in their experience,” said April Scott, manager of community support at the Alzheimer’s Association, Washington State Chapter.

Support group facilitators aren’t required to be experts. Chapter-trained volunteers receive excellent training, ongoing support, access to resources and continuing education opportunities.

Often, working or retired social workers, health care professionals, educators and former family caregivers are best qualified to be support group facilitators, but anybody with a helping heart is welcome to apply. A commitment of at least one year is required.

For information on becoming a support group facilitator, contact April Scott, Manager of Community Support, at 1-800-848-7097 or 206-529-3875 or email to her at apscott@alz.org

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