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Alzheimer's Association Central Ohio

1379 Dublin Rd
Columbus, OH 43215

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Alzheimer's Association Central Ohio

The Junior Committee of the Alzheimer’s Association Central Ohio Chapter is a group of young professionals committed to meeting the needs of persons affected by Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia through education, volunteerism, advocacy & fundraising.


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Lauren Restivo

Lauren Restivo

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

September 3, 2014

Making a difference

When I think of the first Wednesday of every month, I think about spending my time at First Community Village. The opportunity to step outside my everyday norm, and spend time with seniors impacted by Alzheimer's impacts my life in in such a positive way that I sign up for this event every month. I encourage everyone, and anyone to attend. The experience in itself will make your day, maybe your whole week!

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Matthew Goldstein

Matthew Goldstein

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

January 4, 2014

This experience is more low key compared to when I volunteer at the food pantry or homeless shelter but I realize that the seniors very much appreciate us taking the time to spend with them. It lifts their spirits, which in turn, lifts me.

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Ty Pier

Ty Pier

Volunteer

Reynoldsburg, OH

November 12, 2013

Making an immediate impact!

Every first Thursday of the month numerous members of the Junior Committee and I come together to make a difference in the lives of some of the greatest people I have ever met. I have learned so much from people that I now consider a part of my family. Every month getting to see the faces and see them light up when they realize that you are there to see them and listen to their life stories and experiences is a feeling that can never be described. Learning about them has taught me so much about myself and given me a new outlook on life. The facility is amazing and has a wonderful "bird box" as one of my ladies calls it. In it are quite a few birds that fly around and build nests while the residents are able to watch and interact. The staff is always on hand and available to help get everyone organized and comfortable and to introduce you to someone new. The people you are there to see will have good days and bad days. But everyday is a good day when you are able to spend it with them. Some conversations will last the entire time you are there, while others will have its ups and downs. The thing you have to remember is that in your own way you are making someones life an immense amount better just by listening. The most important thing in the world is time. It never stops, it never slows, it never waits. It is how you spend it that will make all the difference.

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Ashley Shipley

Ashley Shipley

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

November 12, 2013

A very rewarding experience!

{For the sake of full disclosure I'll first start off by saying I am the Secretary for the Junior Committee - Alzheimer's Association, Central Ohio Chapter.} Now that we have that out of the way... :) I have been volunteering at First Community Village each month since March of 2013. I had no idea the effect these residents would have on me. Each time I leave I feel blessed that I had the opportunity to spend an hour and a half hearing about their lives. The conversations can be roller coasters and often don't go as you'd expect but that's honestly half the reward. It is such a humbling experience and a huge way to make an immediate impact on Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

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Lift The Spirits of Seniors At A Nursing Home

Lift The Spirits of Seniors At A Nursing Home

spend time with seniors impacted by Alzheimer's

Date: September 6 | Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Venue: First Community Village

Address:
1800 Riverside Drive
Upper Arlington, OH 43212

Details:

Time at the nursing home is spent talking with seniors impacted by Alzheimer's and sometimes playing games in order to improve brain stimulation and quality of life. 

  • Meet in the lobby of the Burkhart building within the complex and then we will head back to the Alzheimer's unit. There is guest parking within the community.
  • This project is managed in partnership with the Junior Committee for the Alzheimer's Association's Central Ohio. They are dedicated to making an immediate and lasting impact on Alzheimer's disease.
  • Teens and youth are welcome to join.
  • Directions: Enter the complex from Riverside Drive and stay to your left. Follow the road around. You'll come to the Chelsea Building (1800). The next building is The Burkhart (1801). 
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Manage the Memory Wall at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Manage the Memory Wall at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Support Those Affected By Alzheimer's

Date: September 24 | Time: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Venue: Huntington Park

Address:
330 Huntington Park Ln.
Columbus, OH 43215

Details:

The Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level to provide care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. 

 

The Memory Wall is a unique area at the Columbus Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Walk participants are encouraged to fill out a “Memory Card” in honor or memory of a loved one, they then post this message to the “Memory Wall.” Participants are encouraged to get creative. In past years, sweet messages, amazing poems and vivid illustrations have been represented on this wall. 

 

As a Besa volunteer, we'll manage the Memory Wall and engage participants in creating a "Memory Card". This is a volunteer activity that is highly interactive. 

 

  • All supplies will be provided, just bring a smile!
  • Volunteer check-in is at the Huntington Park main gate on the corner of Neil and Nationwide.
  • You will receive a volunteer t-shirt at check-in, which should be worn during the event.
  • Bottled water will be provided. Please feel free to bring a snack.
  • Parking is available near Huntington Park for a cost of approx. $5 per car. All lots accept cash and a few selected lots accept both cash and credit cards.
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