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Nonprofit launches respite program
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Posted: 2012 Dec 28 - 06:38

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Alzheimer & Parkinson Association of Indian River County recently launched its "Care for the Caregiver" social respite program at Roseland Community Center on12973 Bay St. in Sebastian.

The nonprofit organization is currently seeking program participants and volunteers to assist with Monday morning activities. Basic qualifications are to have a willingness to participate in fun activities and enjoy laughter.

The program, funded through a grant from John's Island Community Service League and a local philanthropist, is offered free of charge on Monday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon at the Roseland Community Center.

Designed to provide a positive environment for clients affected by memory disorders, the program also provides caregivers a three-hour window of relief from the care of loved ones. In addition to the Roseland location, the nonprofit organization also offers the program in Vero Beach and Gifford.

"Since our financial support is limited, we depend almost entirely on volunteers so that we can provide this program free of charge. This is a wonderful volunteer opportunity because we have non-stop fun from the moment our clients arrive," said Peggy Cunningham, executive director of Alzheimer & Parkinson Association.

"If you are looking to have fun for three hours, then this is the one for you."

The Alzheimer & Parkinson Association of Indian River County is an independent, nonprofit organization that is 100 percent supported through generous donations derived from grants, events, individuals and businesses.

For more information, visit www.alzpark.com or call (772)563-0505.

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