The Intergenerational Center at Temple University and Penn Memory Center are excited to collaboratively relaunch the important community-facing program, Time Out, a nationally recognized program meant to support older adults, and their caregivers, in our neighborhoods. The program will begin in February 2019 and we are looking for a group of Temple and Penn students to serve as student respite workers this spring.
For $8.50 per hour, up to 10 hours per week, students provide meaningful, in-home engagement with local older adults. This includes conversation, reading, or mobility assistance, but may also include meal preparation, laundry, and light grocery shopping. It does not include personal care — such as bathing, dressing, feeding, or toileting — nor administering medication or therapies. You will receive training from Penn Medicine’s Penn Memory Centerexperts before beginning respite care.
Students will provide relief to caregivers of older adults, especially those with dementia-related conditions, in Philadelphia by spending time with the older adults in their homes. Through a number of different activities, the companionship is meant to provide mental stimulation and reduce social isolation of the older adults.
The positions are available for both work-study students and non-work study students. Work-study students are required to be enrolled in courses during the semester they participate in the program. Additionally, we will require background clearances for these positions.
Please fill out the following and we will contact you soon with more information. We are excited to welcome you to the team!
Roynell Sanders, BSWTime Out Program Coordinatortimeout@temple.eduFB: @TimeOutSupport215-204-3364