Our seniors love interacting with our daycare children! Expanding the activities and equipment available for use is our goal. We envision an interactive reading area that will allow our seniors and children to socialize with ease.
STARS and Momentia at Senior Services for South Sound
by Senior Services for South Sound
Since 1982, the STARS Adult Day Program has helped hundreds of individuals with Alzheimer's, dementia or other cognitive challenges preserve their dignity and avoid living in a nursing home or in isolation.
We know that caring for a loved one can be challenging, especially when you're juggling many other responsibilities. STARS offers a break for you while fostering the well-being and independence of your loved one with a program that promotes their ability to continue to live with purpose.
Participants in our programs enjoy unique educational and recreational programs that challenge their minds, keep bodies moving and lift spirits while developing meaningful friendships in a safe environment.
In 2007, we added Momentia for those who are newly diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer's who may not be ready for an Adult Day Care setting. Momentia provides activities and experiences for those with memory loss promoting an active lifestyle and opportunities to stay engaged in the community. Activities include Memory Cafe, Momentia Sing-a-Long, art museum tours, dine out opportunities, nature walks and more.
"It gives us something to look forward to each month." Marty, one of our Momentia friends told us. He and his wife, Ellen, had recently moved to Olympia when she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Ellen isn't quite ready to spend her day with new friends at STARS, so attending the Momentia experiences gives Marty and Ellen something to do out in the community together and a chance to network with others who are living with dementia.
Classes, Seminars, Activities and Events for Seniors
by Heritage Place of Indianapolis, Inc.
As a grass-roots organization serving only older adults in the northern ½ of Marion County,Indianapolis, IN, we recognize the value of continually telling the story of the difficulties many older adults face in their everyday lives. Older adults are a hidden population. We welcome the opportunity to participate in the GIVE65 Event as together we help the community better understand the value, needs and concerns of older adults.
Heritage Place recognizes that socially isolated older adults are at high risk for poor health and for poor physical, mental, emotional and social functioning. We understand that the provision of senior-friendly, center-based social and recreational services is a way to ensure that the basic social needs of vulnerable older adults are met. To prevent social isolation for at-risk older adults who live alone, we plan to expand our capacity by creating additional senior-friendly classes, activities, seminars and events in our Senior Center Program. This increase in our capacity will offer additional opportunities for social interaction for older adults.
Catholic Family Center's Adult and Aging Services provide special, specific and vital services for adults and aging adults (17% of our clients in 2015 were 65 years of age and older and nearly 30% of our clients were over 55 years of age). Partnering with agencies like Lifespan and Home Instead help extend our reach and effectiveness, integrating care for the whole-person, and keeping more aging adults in their home.
Our Adult and Aging Services program includes Adult Protective/Guardianship Services, Eldersource, In-home Services for Older Adults (with which we partner with Home Instead), Kinship Navigator (for grandparents raising family members' child(ren)) and STAR (Support to Aging Residents) Program. During 2015, we served over 5400 aging adults.