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A Friend For Rachel Info Session

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Sep 12

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Event Date: 
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Lerner Hall, 2920 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 401

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Berick Center for Student Advising Preprofessional Programs
A Friend for Rachel,” affords students who have professional interests in healthcare careers with a unique learning experience and volunteer opportunity to provide ongoing companionship to people with early-stage dementia. • As a “Friend” you can help people with early-stage dementia continue to enjoy their interests, remain active, be involved in meaningful activity, develop new relationships, and avoid isolation. • Help provide respite time for the family caregiver. • Gain a thorough understanding of a very complex disease, which is considered a public health crisis. Develop a meaningful relationship with a person with dementia. “Friends” must be juniors or seniors and commit to: • Spending 3-4 hours/week for at least 1 year with a person with early-stage dementia. • Participating in a series of didactic and experiential learning workshops (scheduled on Sunday afternoons: Sept. 22, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 8, Feb. 2, Mar. 1, Apr. 5, May 3). as well as ongoing supervision, which is provided by experts in the field.