Posted: Jun 5, 2011 9:37 AM
Source: Associated Press
SHREVEPORT, La.- The Shreveport-Bossier City area is among 12 communities across the United States piloting a volunteer program for people with early stage Alzheimer's disease.
The Alzheimer's Association is testing the Community Connections program with the aim of helping early-stage Alzheimer's patients regain or maintain engagement in their communities, according to The Times of Shreveport.
Volunteer opportunities in Shreveport and Bossier City will include community gardening, helping animals, helping senior citizens and working in a food bank or soup kitchen. Participants must be diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer's disease and must be willing to complete the entire program, which runs from mid-June through September.