Snoezelen is a therapeutic environment created for the express purpose of delivering high levels of stimuli in people with dementia. A private room displays optical illusions with combined lighting effects, aromas, colors, textures and sounds to stimulate a persons visual, olfactory and auditory systems. Sensory therapy has helped to increase awareness and has proven effective in improving moods for those living with dementia.
Volunteers with this position are required to have some experience supporting older adults with dementia. Volunteers must be comfortable working independently.
This program is best offered during the morning or afternoon. Weekend time slots are available.
Please Note: Volunteers at The Glebe Centre LTC are required to complete Tuberculosis Screening Test and obtain a Vulnerable Sector Police Check as part of the application process.
How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
Volunteers are an integral part of ensuring continued specialized program offerings to our residents. Through volunteering with the Snoezelen Program volunteers will gain an understanding of people living with dementia and see the tangible benefit to residents through their support.
How will the organization benefit?
Specialized programs such as Snoezelen are best offered in a 1:1 setting. Through the support of volunteers we are able to increase the number of residents supported daily to meaningfully participate in the program.
77 Monk Street
Please note that we are not able to provide parking near the home. There is free on street parking with a time limit of 2 hours and secure underground parking at Lansdowne TD place that can be validated for $2 for 4 hours, this is only aviaible to volunteers on weekdays from 8-4pm. The bright side we are on direct bus routes 6 and 7 that have stops right in front of the Centre on Bank street. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause or impact it has on you being able to volunteer with us.
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