Are you a retired educator looking to make a difference in your community? Are you interested in bringing Alzheimer’s education into your company’s health and wellness programming? Are you looking for a way to share your knowledge about Alzheimer’s and dementia?

Some of the Alzheimer’s Association’s best volunteers are retired educators, community engagement leaders and corporate wellness managers.

Becoming a community educator for the Alzheimer’s Association will allow you to help local families who are seeking information about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Knowledge is power, and community educators are key to helping the organization touch the lives of more families across Wisconsin.

Community educators deliver education curriculum that is developed by the Alzheimer’s Association, using scripted programs, PowerPoint presentations and other prepared training materials provided by the Association. All topics are related to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Volunteer candidates will:

Successfully complete a short training course under the guidance of the Association.

Agree to present six or more programs each year.

Act at all times as a trusted representative of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Education programs may be held at locations determined by the association and/or the volunteer. The organization is are looking for persons who have a commitment to the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association and a willingness to serve their community.

If this sounds like you, call the Alzheimer’s Association at 1-800-272-3900 for more information.

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Vernon County Broadcaster editor

Angie Cina is editor of the Vernon County Broadcaster. Contact her at 608-637-5616.

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