Alzheimer’s Association Miami Valley Chapter to hold volunteer training sessions


SPRINGFIELD — Individuals interested in helping the Alzheimer’s Association assist families impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and dementia can learn what volunteer roles are needed and how to get trained during an upcoming Volunteer Information Day.

People from around the Miami Valley are invited to the Alzheimer’s Association Miami Valley Chapter’s Volunteer Day on Oct. 23 at United Senior Services in Springfield, Ohio. Participants can choose the morning or the evening session to attend. The morning session will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The evening session will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. United Senior Services is located at 125 W. Main St.

Rebecca Hall, director of Care and Support, said the Chapter likes to hold trainings around the region to make it more convenient for all in the Miami Valley. Program volunteers are needed in all nine counties the Miami Valley Chapter serves including Clark, Greene, Darke and Champaign counties.

New volunteers can be Faith Outreach Representatives, Community Educators, or Support Group Facilitators. Last fiscal year, program volunteers contributed 1,807 hours of service to the chapter helping to deliver Alzheimer’s Association care and support programs to the Miami Valley community.

Each workshop session includes two parts: a short Introduction to Volunteering and then an educational program “Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia.” To RSVP or for questions, contact Dawn Boroff at 937-610-7016 or email dlboroff@alz.org. For more information about Alzheimer’s or dementia, call 800-272-3900 or go to alz.org/Dayton.