For National Volunteer Appreciation Week, Day Away recognized all their volunteers for their help and contributions to the program. One Volunteer in particular was especially recognized for her part in Day Away. Six years ago, after visiting the first Day Away program in Merrimack NH, Fran Olson of Bridgewater NH felt a need to start the program for families in the Lakes Region. Fran brought her desire to start the program to a group of friends and parishioners at her parish, Holy Trinity of Plymouth, NH. Holy Trinity Parish generously offered to host the program in the hall of Our Lady of Grace Chapel in Bristol. In 2014, the Day Away program opened its doors to all eligible families in the Lakes Region, regardless of creed. Fran’s recognition award was appropriately inscribed “Fran Olson…A Day Away…Because of You”.
Fran Olson receives her recognition statue from Director Sandra Coleman, BSN, RN
Volunteers enjoy an appreciation lunch at the Homestead Restaurant in Bristol
About Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or Dementia
Respite for Family/Caregivers
Day Away is a great way for caregivers to take a break. Day Away is designed to provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere for our participants to help maintain their independence, encourage socialization, be mentally stimulated and remain active. We want to lighten your load. Trained volunteers and an RN director are here to provide 1-1 supervision for your loved one. The day passes quickly and is filled with failure-free activities and much joy for both the participants and volunteers. Day Away is nondenominational and open to all families and caregivers who feel the need for respite and relief from constant care and responsibility.