Kirrie Connections (Dementia Friendly Kirriemuir)
Meeting Centre Volunteer
Kirrie Connections will open as a Meeting Centre from 14 may 2019 every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10am to 3pm and would like to hear from volunteers who would like to help and become part of the Meeting Centre team.
Meeting Centres are a local resource, operating out of ordinary community buildings offering ongonig warm and friendly expert support to people and families affected by dementia. At the heart, the Meeting Centre is a social club where people meet to have fun, talk to others and get help that focusses on individual needs. Meeting Centres are based on sound research evidence on what helps people cope well in adjusting to living with the symptoms and changes that dementia brings.
Volunteers alongside staff trained in Meeting centre ethos provide an enjoyable and flexible programme for both the person with dementia and their family carers. The social club meets three days per week for 15-20 members. All activities are designed to help people adapt to the challenges that living with dementia can bring. This involves a chance to get together social, to be creative, to get active and to share lunch. Family carers get assistance with practical and emotional issues, as well as being able to contribute to social club activities and enjoy life together more or use the opportunity to have a break from their caring role.
Are you interested and can spare a few hours on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursdays whether that be morning, afternoon, over lunch time or longer spells between 10am and 3pm?
Kirrie Connections would love to hear from you, get in touch to find out more.
Organisation aims and objectives
To create a dementia friendly town.
Availability: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings and afternoons.
- Experience required: No previous experience required, a willingness to help and support others as well as a caring nature is required.
- Minimum age: 16
- Expenses paid: Yes
- Support: Named Contact For Volunteer, Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet