Participants are older adults with physical and cognitive disabilities or impairments and the family member(s) providing their daily care. These participants enjoy physical, recreational, and social activities twice a week on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., while family members who care for a loved one receive five hours of respite -- a "break."
Program activities include arts and crafts, mental aerobics, chair fitness, bingo, etc. -- activities specific to frail, older adults, and those with Alzheimers Disease and related dementias and Parkinson's. The respite program provides services to participants through the combined work of volunteers, program staff, and a skilled health aide. Nutritious snacks and lunch are also provided.
Caregivers often use their 'time off' to run errands, go to appointments, and spend time with peers. Many caregivers take classes at ACC while their loved ones spend time nearby in a safe and nurturing environment.
Bridge to Healthy Families
BHF is an Asian Pacific Islander Dementia Care Network for families who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. Click here for more information on Bridge to Healthy Families.
Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Tagalog, Lao, Thai, Hmong, and English are spoken by staff and volunteers to assure that participants feel comfortable during their participation in the respite program and to assure clear communications with family members.
For additional information, please contact Linda Revilla, at (916) 394-6399 ext. 139or by e-mail.
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