Walworth County is seeking volunteers for a new Department of Health and Human Services program called Connecting Minds that begins April 7. The memory enhancement program pairs volunteers with adults who may have mild cognitive impairment, early-stage memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias, for a weekly three-hour interactive group class that provides social stimulation and enjoyable activities. The program is designed to promote and preserve brain health through fun, engaging activities that challenge cognitive abilities, help improve memory, focus, and concentration.
“Volunteers bring extra energy, ideas, and motivation to the program, as well as offering warmth and support to Connecting Minds participants,” says Volunteer Services Coordinator Colleen Lesniak. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of people with Alzheimer’s disease and related memory loss, and their families.”
Volunteers will receive training from professional staff with experience in the field of Alzheimer’s disease and therapeutic recreation. The program will be held on Thursdays, starting April 7, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Walworth County Health and Human Services, 1910 County Rd. NN, Elkhorn.
Individuals interested in volunteering should contact Colleen Lesniak at (262) 741-4223, email@example.com.