Elder Rehab at the Tucson J

Some internships may be closed. Please refer to the organization’s web page for up-to-date postings and opportunities.

Elder Rehab with Dr. Sharon Arkin

Elder Rehab is a research-tested physical, mental, and social stimulation program, developed by psychologist, Sharon Arkin. A senior, memory-impaired participant will be partnered with a U of A volunteer “Personal Trainer” who will supervise the participant in physical fitness workouts and engage in memory and language stimulation.

Both participants and family members leave having a better mood and clearer mind. This program allows memory impaired elders the chance to interact with young, vibrant college students while improving their physical and mental capabilities.

Need to need UA interns for Spanish-speaking memory-impaired Elder Rehab particpants for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters. Program will start the week of September 18 with two pre-service training sessions. CPR certification is required. 

Participant fee:

  • $270.00 per semester

  • 20 2-hour sessions

  • Twice a week one-to-one sessions with a U of Arizona intern.

Caregivers enjoy JCC facilities while partner in class

For information and an application, contact: Sharon Arkin: arkinaz@earthlink.net or 520-603-2912

Dr. Sharon Arkin



Semesters Available



Tucson, AZ

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