Caregiver Coaching | Area Agency on Aging 1B | SHARE Detroit

Area Agency on Aging 1B

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Year Founded:
1974
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Michael Karson
Main Address:
29100 Northwestern Highway
Suite 400
Southfield, MI 48034
Volunteer Opportunity:

Caregiver Coaching

The Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B) launched the Caregiver Coaching program in Livingston and Washtenaw counties in 2020. In 2021, the program expanded into Macomb and Oakland counties in 2021. Caregiver Coaching is a free program that matches people caring for an aging or disabled loved one with a compassionate, trained volunteer who works with them one-on-one.  Depending on the caregivers' needs, volunteer coaches can be guides, sounding boards, researchers, cheerleaders, encouragers, calmer-downers, or lifter-uppers. The volunteer coaches strive to build a safe and supportive environment where they walk beside you on the caregiving journey.

The program is built around caregivers' needs. There is no minimum number of communications required and no specific structure or schedule. Typically, you will meet with your coach over the phone once a month, but every caregiver has different needs. Some caregivers want someone to talk to regularly, while others want support in creating to-dos or sorting through resource lists. There is no right or wrong way. The coaches are here to support you.

If you are interested in volunteering as a coach, please apply or contact the program coordinator at Coaching@aaa1b.org.

General

Open to
Individual

Skills Needed

No skills required

When

Next occurrence is
Wed, 01/19/2022  
Repeats every day from Jan 6th, 2022 to Dec 31st, 2022.
Anytime
Opportunity can occur at any time, day or night, within a selected date range.

Location Details

Work from Anywhere