We are actively recruiting students who are interested in issues around aging, long-term care, and chronic disease management to participate in the TimeOut @ UCLA program that provides respite care for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s/Dementia. Alzheimer’s disease affects 1 out of 12 people older than 65 and 1 out of 3 older than 80 years old and may require families to coordinate ongoing care for a relative with significant cognitive impairment. Students who participate will have the opportunity to learn from the seniors about their lives and in some cases build ongoing relationships with the families. This program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students – particularly those with an interest in gerontology, aging, public health, social welfare and nursing.
r The program meets every Monday and Wednesday from 12:30-3:30pm for the duration of Spring Quarter at OPICA, an adult day health center about 10 minutes away from campus. Students can choose to participate for one or both days. All volunteers must attend a mandatory training on how best to interact with seniors and to learn more about the program.
r Please feel free to email/call me with questions and we hope that you’ll consider participating. Thank you so much!
We will reconvene during Fall quarter 2014 at OPICA - Adult Day Health Center. Exact Time and Date TBD - check back soon!
Tags: seniors, special needs, tutoring, mentoring, health, disabilities
Contact Person: Jessica Jew
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone Number: 310-312-0531
Organization: OPICA - Optimistic People in a Caring Atmosphere