Alzheimer’s Association–Desert Southwest Chapter
Health Services & Support Groups
The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of the aging process. It is a degenerative, incurable disease of the brain. The impact on individuals, families and our health care system makes this one of our greatest medical, social and fiscal challenges. Today, there are an estimated 120,000 individuals from all socio-economic, ethnic and racial groups afflicted with Alzheimer’s in Arizona and Southern Nevada, and an additional 350,000 family care partners impacted on a daily basis. Increasing age is the greatest risk factor, as one in nine individuals age 65+ and one in three of those age 85+ are affected.
The vision of the Alzheimer’s Association is a world without this tragic disease. Until this vision can become a reality, our nationwide mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. In alignment with the nationwide mission, the purpose of the Desert Southwest Chapter is to empower and support individuals, families, care partners and communities affected by dementia in Arizona and Southern Nevada.
Receptionist/Office Support: Greeting walk-in visitors and taking phone messages, copying, mailing processing, filing and/or data input.
Health Fair Representative: Staffing resource tables at health fairs and community outreach events. Distributing written materials and providing general information.
Support Group Facilitator: Facilitating participation and support by the group’s attendees including care partners, families and friends of those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.
Speaker’s Bureau Volunteer: Presenting information to various organizations regarding Alzheimer’s disease and explaining the programs and services offered by the Alzheimer’s Association.
Special Events Volunteer: Assisting with the coordination and implementation of special fundraising events, including the Annual Education Conference, Blondes verses Brunettes, Walk to End Alzheimer’s™ and Wine to Remember™.
Program Assistant: Assist program staff with various programs offered to persons with dementia and caregivers. Such as, Memories in the Making™ Connections Plus, educational presentations, and other educational programming.
Advocacy: Assist the regional office in advocacy efforts with local, state and federal elected officials. May include visits to regional offices and follow up on issues impacting those living with Alzheimer’s disease.
Community Outreach Assistant: Work with regional staff to disseminate materials throughout the region including healthcare organizations, community service agencies and businesses. These efforts can include business/corporate relations and updating on Alzheimer’s Association Programs and Services.
Physician Outreach Assistant: Work with the regional staff to develop relationships and disseminate materials to physician offices in the region. These efforts will also include updating clinicians on available programs and services and enhancing the resource lists disseminated to the Alzheimer’s Associaiton clients.
Please contact us for more information about our volunteer opportunities.