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Greater MO Chapter Volunteer Orientation

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Alzheimer's Association

on 15 March 2018

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Transcript of Greater MO Chapter Volunteer Orientation

Chapter History

Our Chapter has a rich history of volunteerism, innovation, and commitment to the community and had an early start in St. Louis in 1981. Today, the chapter is one of the 20 largest chapters in the nation, with a staff team of 51 and volunteer team of more than 3,200 advancing the mission.

Our audience is the more than 5 million people residing in the St. Louis metropolitan area, western Illinois, eastern Missouri and mid-Missouri. Our service area includes 96 counties shown in white below.

We have 3 offices in Missouri: St. Louis, Columbia and Springfield.

Providing Care and Support
What is Alzheimer's?
Volunteer and Employee Orientation
Volunteer Video
To Learn More:
Take the Brain Tour
Find the Brain Tour at alz.org
Facts & Figures
Helpline Services Information
Faith Outreach
24/7 Helpline
Faith Outreach
Education Classes
Care Consultations
A Care Consultation is a service designed to provide support for those with the disease and their families while coping with the impact of dementia, from pre-diagnosis to end-of-life.
Care Consultations
Support Groups

Support Groups
Respite Assistance
The purpose of Respite Assistance is to provide family caregivers either time to do necessary or desired activities or provide needed products for the person with dementia, thereby easing the burden of caregiving.
Trial Match
Steps to Success
First Step: Meet with your supervisor & train for your role.
Professional Expectations
A Message from Harry Johns, President & CEO of the Alzheimer's Association
Visit Our Website
The Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Helpline operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in more than 200 languages. Our experts are highly trained and knowledgeable about all aspects of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia

The Alzheimer’s Association recognizes the importance of spirituality in this journey and has developed programs to partner with congregations providing education and support to their members through the Faith Outreach Program.
The Greater Missouri Chapter believes that knowledge is power and offers free education workshops online and throughout the community taught in classroom settings by Community Educators. These knowledgeable volunteers come from a wide variety of professions, are passionate about disease education and bring rich personal experiences to the table.
Support groups are meetings where people living with memory loss, their friends, and family gather for support, education, and helpful tips.
TrialMatch is a free, easy-to-use clinical studies matching service that connects individuals with Alzheimer's, caregivers, healthy volunteers and physicians with current studies. The database includes more than 250 promising clinical studies being conducted at over 700 trials sites across the country. We invite you to subscribe using the card in your orientation folder!
As an organization founded by volunteers, the Alzheimer’s Association counts on more than 35,000 volunteers nationwide to help fulfill the mission. Volunteers, are full partners in the mission and reflect the diverse communities we serve.

1. Operations / Office Support
2. Event Support
3. 24/7 Helpline
4. Support Group Facilitators
5. Early Stage Facilitators
6. Community Educators
7. Advocacy
8. Leadership Committees

The Brain Tour explains how the brain works and how Alzheimer's affects it.
Length: 45 minutes
A resource you may be eligible to access during a Care Consultation
Our Mission
Our Strategic Plan
Alzheimer's Association History
The Alzheimer's Association was founded in 1980 and is the world leader in Alzheimer research and support. Since 1982, we have provided nearly $350 million to support 2,500 research studies on the prevention, treatment and eventual cure for Alzheimer's.

Our nationwide network of more than 70 chapters offers frontline support to individuals affected by Alzheimer's with services that include 24/7 information and referral, safety services, and education and support groups.
Trial Match
Early Stage Programs
Let's Talk:
people with early-stage dementia are linked through a supervised telephone peer support program to share information and advice.
How To: Prezi
To navigate through the orientation, use the right or down arrow on your keyboard. (Do not press play button)
To go back, use the left or the up arrow.
Click left and right arrows at the bottom of screen.
To focus in closer on the content, move your mouse to the right of the screen until you see the zoom in/out options.
The videos play automatically.
You can find information about support, programs and volunteering by clicking on items in the sidebar.
Meet-Up Events:
social\cultural activities for individuals with mild memory loss and their family members, friends and/or other supporters.
Our logo is a graphic configuration of our name and a symbol that represents our brand - who we are and what we do.
Our brandmark is a symbol of people and science.

Our color is purple. We have a specific shade of purple as well as accent colors that are part of our brand.
All usage of the logo and brandmark must be approved by the Alzheimer's Association. If you would like a flier or other promotional materials created, please contact your staff supervisor.
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.
Our Vision
A world without Alzheimer's.
Some Common Myths
Only older people can get Alzheimer's.

Alzheimer's disease is not fatal.

Flu shots increase risks of Alzheimer's disease.

There are treatments available to stop the progression of Alzheimer's disease.
Dementia Mentors:
for family members of someone with Early Stage Memory Loss.
Living with Memory Loss:
a class open to caregivers and people with mild/early stage Alzheimer’s disease or dementia of any other type.
Early Stage Programs
Volunteer Program
Resources & Tools
Become familiar with our web sites:
alz.org (national)
alz.org/greatermo (chapter)
Stay Connected
Sign up for our weekly E-news for up-to-date information on research, programs & services, special events and more
Read your monthly Volunteer
e-newsletter delivered by email
Be Prepared
Memorize our Helpline number:

Participate in trainings and forums
Read your Volunteer Handbook
Carry Direct Connect forms or business cards
Walk to End Alzheimer's
The Longest Day
The Alzheimer’s Association is the largest Alzheimer’s advocacy organization in the United States. Our advocates are fighting for critically needed research funding and care and support initiatives at the state and federal level.
Who Are Our Volunteers ?
Fundraising Support
Ensuring Our Care and Support Programs are FREE!

We cannot advance the mission without the generosity of our friends and volunteers. You are encouraged to participate in any of our special events to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Your participation directly supports everything you have learned about today. Take a look at videos for two of our most popular opportunities.
Social Media
Find us on Facebook!


Connect with us on Twitter, Instagram & Snapchat!

Please use social media to help us get the word out. Invite your friends to connect with us too!
1,200 regularly-scheduled volunteers
2,000 + one-time or event volunteers

Our volunteer team includes caregivers, professionals, community partners, and students & interns providing care, support and awareness in every corner of our service area.
Employees and volunteers work side-by-side, often sharing leadership and supervisory roles in the organization.
Professional Behavior & Code of Conduct
Express Concerns and Ask for Support
Always Maintain Confidentiality
Avoid a Conflict of Interest
Faithfully Record your Volunteer Hours
Direct Connect Form
After the video, please proceed to Your Post Test.
If you still have questions about Alzheimer's & other dementias, please talk to your staff supervisor.
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