Dementia Respite Support Program

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Naples Senior Center at JFCS 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 Simona Staicu-Levy, Demention Programs Coordinator, at 239-325-4444 or sstaicu-levy@naplesseniorcenter.org

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.

Weekly Caregiver Support Group – This group offers a safe place to connect with other caregivers, to learn from the experiences of the others who have faced the same challenges.
Monthly Caregiver Social Hour – This group offers the opportunity for caregivers to connect and socialize with one another, and discuss various topics of interest.
Monthly Caregiver Seminar – This group provides the opportunity for caregivers to learn about their loved one’s disease, how it will progress over the years and ways to prepare for future challenges.
Quarterly Boot Camp – This program provides essential information to aid the caregivers in their support of their loved ones. Learn about: Positive Approach skills and techniques, tips for managing daily living, health access and community resources and more.
Quarterly Family Social Activities – This program offers the opportunity for couples and families to socialize, get to know one another and be part of a fun, interactive program together in a dementia-friendly setting.

All Programs are currently provided via Zoom

 

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 at JFCS – Dementia – 2018

JFCS – Dementia Video – 2016

 

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