Volunteers Needed Across WNY for Local Non-Profit

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Help Provide Care and Support for all Impacted by Dementia

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Alzheimer’s Association of Western New York

Tens of thousands of individuals are impacted by dementia every day across Western New York, including those living with a diagnosis, their care partners, and their families and friends. The WNY Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association® offers dozens of free education programs focusing on research, healthy living and social activities for those living with the disease as well as support groups to provide opportunities for care partners to support and lean-on others in the same situation. The chapter also offers a number of social programs aimed at eliminating the isolation of those living with dementia. All of these programs are free but rely on crucial support from volunteers.

Adult volunteers from all backgrounds and abilities are encouraged to learn more about the fulfilling volunteer positions offered with the Alzheimer’s Association WNY. Among the roles is Advocate. Mary Kruszynski of Clarence Center, who was named the New York State Advocate of the Month in December 2021, joined the chapter as an ambassador one year ago. “I felt it was important to advocate after losing my mom to Alzheimer’s disease in 2020. Please consider joining me, so we can celebrate the first survivor of Alzheimer’s. I can’t do it alone.”

Volunteers also help spread awareness of the Chapter and its resources in every community in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties. For additional information, visit volunteer.alz.org or contact Courtney Sipes at CLSipes@alz.org or 716.271.9255.

About the Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

About the Western New York Chapter

The local Chapter provides programs, services and other resources for those living with dementia, their care partners, healthcare professionals and others across eight counties: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming.

You can learn more by calling (716) 626-0600 during traditional business hours, or 24/7 at 800-272-3900 or alz.org/WNY.