Author Archives: Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or Dementia

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.

Come to Our Open House!

Our annual open house will be held on Thursday, December 7 from 2:00 p.m-4:00 p.m.  Simard Hall (under Our Lady of Grace Chapel) 17 West Shore Road, Bristol.  Come meet our staff and enjoy refreshments and entertainment.  We look forward … Continue reading

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Strumming Away at Day Away

Dan Hale visits Day Away often to entertain participants singing and playing his guitar.  Many songs are familiar and sing-a-longs ensue! Thank you to Dan Hale for stopping by and singing with us!  See you soon!!

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We Need You!

  We are looking for volunteers for Day Away, will you join us?  Together we can make our participants’ lives brighter.  The heart of a volunteer is measured by the depth of the commitment to make a difference.  Contact Sandra … Continue reading

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How about those tomatoes!

Participants are gardeners too at Day Away!  Thanks to the Knights of Columbus who donated the planters, the participants at Day Away planted a vegetable garden outside the hall.  The vegetables and herbs will be incorporated into the healthy lunches … Continue reading

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Day Away Appreciates Their Volunteers

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 … Continue reading

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Dance the Day Away

Bernie and Christine dance the Day Away with music and song by Mystro Peter Ole, a local, talented musician and artist. Peter is a frequent visitor to Day Away and also visits Senior Centers and rest homes in the Lakes … Continue reading

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And the beat goes on!

Studies have shown that music therapy helps people who suffer with Alzheimer’s Disease or related dementia both cognitively and in movement.  At Day Away, a fun part of the day at the weekly program is the Sing Along with participants … Continue reading

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