DAYBREAK RESPITE CARE
DAYBreak Respite Care provides older adults who have some degree of memory impairment the opportunity to engage in social, spiritual, and recreational activities while giving the caregiver a break from the full-time care of their loved one. These opportunities are presented in a setting that supports new friendships, encourages the development and maintenance of new skills and abilities, and offers ways to contribute to the group and the broader community.
DAYBreak is open to the community and if you are interested in enrolling a participant or in volunteering to help with this rewarding ministry please contact Goldie Irving, Respite Care Program Manager.
Participants of the DAYBreak program are able to enjoy a multitude of activities ranging from outings to exercise. Along with this we also offer the Caregivers the assurance that their loved ones are well cared for in a safe place while they have time for themselves, as well as access to local resources. The group size of DAYBreak is intentionally small so that your loved one will receive one-on-one attention and care. DAYBreak is open four days a week Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm in The Haven at Centenary.
We welcome any and all volunteers. No special training is required to help and the time commitment is however much you can give. We need volunteers to help with serving snacks and lunch, as well as accompanying the group on special outings and assisting in activities. If you have a special gift or talent and want to come and play music, lead sing-a-longs, show and talk about your art, lead the participants in a simple project, or have any special knowledge in nature or hobbies, we’d love to have you come and share. DAYBreak’s small group setting allows for individual friendships and meaningful connections to occur; all you need is a loving heart.