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Google Street View "BikeAround" for seniors with cognitive impairment.

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Organization: The Glebe Centre

Commitment: Long term 6 months to a year

Availability: Weekends; Flexible; Days

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 5

Location: Ottawa - South

Deadline: Dec 31, 2018

Description

Bike Around pairs a stationary bike with Google Street View to take dementia residents on a virtual ride down memory lane. You input a street address or location that means something to the residents, a childhood home for instance, and then use the handlebars and pedals to "bike around" old neighborhoods. Our strongest memories are tied to location and Bike Around taps into this idea by combining mental simulation from surrounding the resident with places they recognize and physical stimulation from pedaling and steering.

Contact

Lonelle Butler

613 238-2727

Ext: 353

volunteer@glebecentre.ca

Volunteer Opportunity Address
77 Monk Street Ottawa On K1S 5A7

Details

Good for people interested in: Entertainment; Communications and Marketing; Health Care; Mentoring

You will be working with: Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Seniors; Women

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
The volunteer will participate in a journey down memory lane with residents who are experiencing cognitive impairment. The volunteer will use their skill set to further elicit memories with appropriate questions.

How will the organization benefit?
Scientists believe that the mental and physical stimulation produces dopamine in the brain which has the potential to affect memory management in a profound way.

Organization category: Health

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days

This position would be great for - New Canadians; Seniors; Youth 16-24

Vulnerable sector check required: Yes

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