Naples Senior Center offers several weekly support groups for individuals with early to mid-stage dementia in Naples and Marco Island. Each group meets weekly for four hours.
The program is affiliated with the Brookdale Foundation’s National Group Respite Program and provides socialization and wellness with a holistic approach to everyday challenges and living. The focus of the groups is on language skills, memory techniques, relaxation techniques, socialization and self-esteem. The program includes Dakim Brain Fitness, which is designed to help users strengthen attention, focus and concentration. Groups perform activities that enhance social skills and assist in recall and language skills.
Participants work with a board-certified music therapist, thanks to a partnership with the Department of Music Therapy at the Florida Gulf Coast University Bower School of Music. A licensed art therapist engages participants on creative ways to overcome cognitive challenges.
To learn more about our programs, please contact Dr. Denise McNulty – Chief Program Officer , at 239-325-4444 or dmcnulty@naplesseniorcenter.
Naples Senior Center offers weekly and monthly programs designed to provide resources and support, education and social engagement opportunities for caregivers of family members with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. Our goal is to reduce the isolation of this experience and bring together a community of support and resources.
Among services offered are a Weekly Caregiver Support Group and Quarterly Intensive Caregiver Training (Bootcamp)
Early Memory Loss Group
“I can’t tell you how fortunate we feel to have found this program…it has been a real blessing.” ~ Mrs. S. about her husband, who regularly attends the program.
Naples Senior Center – Dementia Respite 2020 – Remembering Our First Cars
Naples Senior Center – Dementia – 2018
Dementia Video – 2016