30th Anniversary Alzheimer's Arkansas Programs and Services
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Pictures showing families and elderly individuals and couples. Celebrating 30 years of caring for Arkansas Families. Donate now. Link to donation page.
Supporting Arkansas Families Since 1984
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81.1% of our income is spent on programs and services to support Arkansas families


OUR VISION is a world in which all persons affected by Alzheimer’s disease have the services that they need.


OUR MISSION is to provide the information and support needed so that all Arkansans affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are able to live with dignity and comfort until a cure is found.


How do you pronounce Alzheimer’s?
(AHLZ-high-merz)

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Volunteer

Volunteers are a key part of accomplishing the mission of Alzheimer’s Arkansas.

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The Happiness Boomerang

About 1/4 of all Americans volunteer, of those, 1/3 volunteer more than 100 hours each year!  That kind of commitment requires only 2 hours a week.  Why do so many people volunteer?  Simple, it makes them feel good.  So, if you want to feel good, then consider volunteering at Alzheimer’s Arkansas.    Give a little of your time and get a lot of joy in return.  Last year, Alzheimer’s Arkansas volunteers donated over 4300 hours to help us with programs and services.  That certainly helps Alzheimer’s Arkansas – we couldn’t do all that we do without volunteers.    Here are some of the things you might get in return for your giving – The Happiness Boomerang:

  • Making new friends
  • Gaining important skills and experience that will help you later in life
  • Seeing more of your community and world
  • Feeling needed and important
  • Feeling the satisfaction of helping others
  • Using your mind, body and creativity
  • Relieving stress and fighting boredom
  • Spending time doing what you really care about
  • Having fun!

For ways you can help, please contact Barbara at 501-224-0021 or barbara.jensen@alzark.org.

 

 

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How can you become a volunteer? 

Call the Alzheimer's Arkansas office at 501-224-0021 and ask for a volunteer sign-up form or download (PDF) the volunteer application here.  Fill it out, return it, and expect a call.  And, THANKS! 

 
 
 
 

What do volunteers do?

All members of the Board of Directors and its committees are volunteers.  These members of the community work closely together and with the staff to plan and implement the activities of Alzheimer’s Arkansas in the community.

Volunteers also work in the office, helping with tasks such as preparing bulk mail, filing and copying, inputting data, writing thank you notes or hand addressing invitations, organizing brochures and the like.

Volunteers answer the afterhours Caregiver phone, offering support and information to family caregivers and others who call.  Special training is provided for the volunteers.

Volunteers facilitate caregiver support groups throughout the state.  A day-long training is provided to facilitators. 

Finally, volunteers are a big part of any special event we do, such as the annual caregiver symposium and the Walks, Amp Out Alz, Thunder & Chrome, Lights to Remember, and Art to Remember.

Thousands of volunteer hours each year help Alzheimer’s Arkansas fulfill its mission.

 

Alzheimer's Arkansas Auxiliary

The Alzheimer’s Arkansas Auxiliary is an organized group of volunteers whose sole purpose is to assist and support Alzheimer’s Arkansas Programs and Services. 

Members of the Auxiliary bring talents from a wide variety of backgrounds. 

Many have firsthand knowledge of the challenges associated with Alzheimer’s because they have already lost a friend or family member to the disease, or are still caring for a loved one. 

Auxiliary members assist with programs such as the Early Stage Patient/Caregiver Support Group meetings and the bi-annual Early Stage Brunch. 

Members also help with the annual Walks and sponsor the annual Art to Remember dinner and auction.  Membership in the Auxiliary is $35.00 per year (which includes membership in Alzheimer’s Arkansas).  Call 501-224-0021 to find out more about joining the Auxiliary.
 

 

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