Alzheimer's Association - Western Carolina Chapter

Contact: Luanne Kirkland

Mailing Address: 31 College Place, Suite D103
Asheville, NC 28801

Phone Number: 828-254-7363
   
Email Address: lkirkland@alz.org

Website Address: http://www.alz.org/northcarolina/
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F (Also by appointment)

Location: 31 College Place, Suite 103
Asheville, NC 28801

Located in the Asheville Office Park, just west of the tunnel on Tunnel Road in downtown Asheville. Specific directions will be provided to interested parties.

Agency Description: The Alzheimer's Association is the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to helping individuals and families affected by Alzheimer's disease and related memory-impairing conditions and advancing Alzheimer's research. At the Western Carolina Chapter, 24/7 they offer support through a toll-free Helpline, assist in building caregiver skills for providing care to loved ones, assist to caregivers and families in accessing professional and community support services, advocate on behalf of the needs of affected families, and other services.

Training: Training will be provided. It includes an overview of the organization, overview of the disease and its effects on patients, family, and community.

Time Commitment: Various time commitments according to individual schedules.

Skills, Experience, and Special Requirements: Concern for families living with Alzheimer's disease, interest in working with the older adult population, interest in nonprofit management, excellent customer service and telephone skills, ability to maintain confidentiality.

Volunteer Involvement: Assisting callers by telephone, assisting office staff with technical and clerical projects and tasks, fundraising and special event involvement.

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