Caregiver alternatives available at Davie Senior Services

Published 11:18 am Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Caregivers have many opportunities at Davie County Senior Services.

The community is invited to take advantage of an upcoming educational seminar by Karen Phoenix, the Davie consultant for Project CARE.

Project CARE – Caregiver Alternatives to Running on Empty – is a way for family or friend caregivers to support their loved ones that have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

The following services are offered through Project CARE: Care consultation, dementia-specific information, caregiver education, funds for self-directed respite care subject to eligibility and availability, connections to community-based services and resources, referrals to the Family Caregiver Support Program and Area Agencies on Aging.

Phoenix will present a program Tuesday, March 26 at 6 p.m. at the Senior Services Main Campus, 278 Meroney St., Mocksville about the Basics of Alzheimer’s and how Project CARE can assist those in need.  This presentation will be an overview along with an opportunity for a detailed question and answer session.

This presentation is open to the community of all ages, no children. This will include a light meal. Respite care (supervision) can be arranged on site during if needed, so that the caregiver can attend.

Caregivers have access to programs offered through Senior Services.  Memory Cafés are offered quarterly, robotic therapy pets (dogs & cats), GPS tracking devices, and a caregiver support group are just a few of the programs offered.

Memory Cafes are a safe environment to bring care partners out to have a great time together.

Senior Services will host the next Memory Café on Thursday, May 9 at 2 p.m. featuring music bingo.

To register for the Project CARE seminar, the Memory Café in May, or with any other questions on caregiver services, contact Kelly Sloan at 336-753-6230. Pre-registration for the seminar is encouraged but it not required.