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Art Programs Bringing Joy to Friendship Center Members

Our art department is in full swing! Friendship Center has a rich history in promoting healthy aging through a variety of programs, including those utilizing creativity and artistic expression.Among our members we’ve had renowned artists with critically acclaimed work, and students developing their own artistic practice in a loving and encouraging space. Here, seniors gather to practice skills in painting,…

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Regarding Intimacy – Love in Times of Dementia

Regarding Intimacy – Love in Times of Dementia By Luciana Mitzkun PRINTABLE ARTICLE Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of progressive dementia often have a profound impact on spousal relationships. While one spouse gradually becomes a care receiver and the other a caregiver, the very nature of their bonding ties begins to change. Couples normally enjoy activities together, such as a…

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Art program for people with memory loss and their care partners

ART TALKS is the creative space where people affected with mild memory loss paired with their partners come together to advance memory and communication through participation in art workshops. ART TALKS stimulates communication, promotes socialization, and protects against isolation. Additionally, it provides a nurturing environment where people develop skills and encouragement for achieving their optimum levels.  Please contact us to…

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Vets Helping Vets, by Rebecca Lee Moody

Friendship Center is approved by the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). Healthy-aging programs for our veterans and their families include Adult Day Center, Veterans Assistance, Brain Fitness Programs, Respite Care, and Support Groups.  Full Article 1st page 2nd page

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Minimizing the Risk of Falling

We may take walking for granted, but we are not born with the ability to walk. Learning to walk requires a lot of practice, taking a long time before a child walks with confidence. Walking requires navigation skills, coordination of muscles and balance, and precise brain management of incoming and outgoing messages to the appropriate muscles. Any breakdown in this…

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Gift Certificates now available!

Give the GIFT of TIME Friendship Center gift certificates are now available! Present a caregiver with the Gift of Time, and we will provide much needed respite from caregiving duties. Gift of Time is now available for $95. Send me the Gift of Time: By MailBy EmailI will pick it up af the office   This gift certificate offers an…

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18th Annual Festival of Hearts

Thank you! Our many thanks to all who attended, volunteered, staffed, and donated to Friendship Center during the Festival of Hearts event! Your generosity and action will help numerous families obtain quality daycare services for their loved ones afflicted with debilitating conditions. Thank you for helping us continue to serve the most vulnerable members of our community! 2017 Pictures Festival…

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Top 5 Reasons for Choosing Adult Day Services

The U.S.population over the age of 65 has grown 3 times faster than the population under 65, with a 30-year life-expectancy increase in the past 100 years. We are living longer, but not necessarily healthier. Risks of suffering from chronic, limiting conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis, and dementia increase with age. As more people live into their 80s and…

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