How to become a buddy

How to become an Alzheimer’s Buddy

We’re currently accepting applications (due September 14) for our fall recruitment!

Find the app here: http://pbha.org/apply/

What we’re looking for in a volunteer:

  • Commitment to visit with his/her buddy every week and record the experience in a weekly journal
  • Willingness to learn about dementia (we provide an initial orientation and continue with training throughout the year)
  • Ability to adapt to unfamiliar social situations
  • Patience and energy when engaging with buddies and staff
  • Creativity in developing solutions to respond to a buddy’s dementia symptoms
  • Willingness to discuss his/her experience and thoughts with other volunteers and advisors
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