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Become a Memory Care volunteer with McLean, and help support those in the community who are living with dementia and their caregivers. Register now for the April volunteer training sessions, April 28 and 30.

Memory care volunteers are a close-knit group of caring individuals who provide a range of non-medical services to those with memory impairment and their families.

Services for clients may include one-to-one social interaction, sharing a passion for hobby, music or art therapy, writing someone’s life history with them, reading aloud, or just simply engaging in a much-needed conversation. Visits may take place in the client’s home, an assisted living community, or a skilled nursing environment. The frequency may vary depending upon client needs and volunteer availability.

McLean will provide you with an orientation and training session to get you started. This includes an eight-hour class featuring a curriculum handbook and presentations from expert guest speakers covering a wide-range of relevant topics.

Volunteers also gain a practical understanding of the work through a mentoring program and are encouraged to participate in valuable monthly in-service training on timely and useful subjects.

The training sessions will take place on April 28 and 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call Ann Pavano at 860-658-3941, or visit and click on Memory Care Volunteer to download an application.