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Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area, Inc.
August 24, 2012

After a lifetime of living in New England my husband and I relocated to Baton rouge for his work. I left behind a career in elder services to make this move and have wanted to connect with an agency to continue to be of service to elders and their families. Of all the agencies I explored, Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area does their work with much heart and sincere attention to the families' needs. It seems to me that from the first staff person encountered at the front door or the first difficult to make phone call the family member is greeted with respect and full attention. Charlie's Place is an adult day social program for respite care they have developed to be a wonderful atmosphere for folks with dementia. So much thought and care has gone into this program it is a salvation to many families using it. As a volunteer I aspire to be as welcoming and helpful as I can be to help Alzheimer's Services achieve their agency goals.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Spending brief but meaningful time with some folks from the Adult day program, Charlie's Place, had conversations with some people who have come to the Sharing the Journey talks.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Not take so long to contact me about volunteering.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Learning to use the data base was new for me.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

I always feel I am welcome and important to the agency.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Answer phone 2-3 hours once a week, wasa speaker for Sharing the Journey, have worked in their Development data base, helped Development with phone calls.