As a New Hampton resident I would like to take this moment to express my family’s gratitude that all of you have taken time in your life to put together the Day Away Program in Bristol, NH. The Day Away Program allows a place for people to go and have stimulation and interaction with others. It also gives a caregiver a day to get things done or just enjoy their time alone. As a nurse, I know that caring for a family member can be a twenty four hour, seven days a week job. This program you have developed is a great idea and has provided fun for people in our area. When we were told by the neurologist to find more stimulation for my mother, living in a rural area this task seemed like a futile request. Miraculously we found out that you were starting this fun Day Away Program under the church at the foot of Newfound Lake. My mom has been attending your program from day one. My mom was a very social person and this allows her to have the appropriate social interaction she needs. When I see the craft that she has made at the program that week and I ask her if she made it she always smiles. She may not remember that she made it but by the smile she has, I know she had a good time. Thanks to people like all of you who dedicate your time to helping others, our rural community is a greater place to live.