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A Friend For Rachel Information Session

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Sep 13

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Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Lerner Hall, 2920 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 401

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Berick Center for Student Advising Preprofessional Programs
This session is intended for Junior or Senior Healthcare majors “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 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 24; October 15; November 5: and December 3) as well as ongoing supervision, which is provided by experts in the field. Please contact Jill Goldman jg2673@cumc.columbia.edu and Amy Trommer trommer.ae@gmail.com for an application and interview appointment. Interviews will be held on September 13th after the session.