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About the Position
Position #: 1990
OrganizationMarch of Dimes Canada
Position: After Stroke Aphasia Peer Support - Befriending
Impact Statement: Enhance the quality of life of individuals living with aphasia by providing them opportunities to work on their communication skills and develop social connections.
Description: Are you living with aphasia? We are looking for people with lived experiences with aphasia to create social connections with stroke survivors. To establish a trusting relationship, volunteers must be able to make contact via e-mail or phone once a week and visit at least once a month. Suggested 'friendship' activities may include: phone calls, spending time over a shared interest such as watching movies or sports, chatting over a cup of coffee, visiting a mall, or anything that is of mutual interest. It's up to you!

The position is intended to develop into long term friendships and social relationships between the volunteer and the stroke survivor. This assists in the rehabilitation process, and creates a powerful positive impact in the life of the stroke survivor.
Training Details: All applicants will be screened to create proper matches, and training will be provided.
Minimum Duration: More than 1 year
Timing: Anytime
Age: 18+
Ideal for: An Individual
Transportation: On a bus route
Accessibility: Support volunteers with special needs, Accessible work space
Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Senior Services
Skill(s): Communicate in Plain Language, Motivate Others, Sensitivity, Accountability, Empathy
How to Apply
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Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Nathan Duerksen
Phone: 9022190970
Address: 7071 Bayers Road Halifax, B3L 2C2
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