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Association opens respite program
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Posted: 2012 Aug 24 - 00:42

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Alzheimer & Parkinson Association of Indian River County added a new location for its Care for the Caregiver social respite program, at Roseland Community Center, 12973 Bay St., Roseland.

Care for the Caregiver is a three-pronged program designed to offer caregivers temporary relief as they face the overwhelming challenges presented to them on a daily basis.

The three respite formats include in-home, companion-level care, adult day care in collaboration with Senior Resource Association and a social respite group held at the Roseland Community Center and at the Alzheimer & Parkinson Association Activities Center, located at 2300 Fifth Ave., suite 150 in Vero Beach.

The social respite program is held five mornings a week in Vero Beach and on Monday mornings in Roseland.

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

The program is funded through a grant from John's Island Community Service League and a local philanthropist.

The program, provided free of charge for county residents, is designed to provide a positive environment for clients affected by memory disorders and to provide caregivers a three-hour window of respite.

The nonprofit organization is currently seeking program participants and volunteers to assist with morning activities at the Roseland Community Center location.

"Since our financial support is limited we depend almost entirely on volunteers to 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."

Alzheimer & Parkinson Association of Indian River County is not an affiliate of a national organization

For more information about volunteer opportunities, making a donation to the program, enrollment, or about other programs available in the county, visit www.alzpark.com or call (772) 563-0505.




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