Adult Day Care answers a need

Published 12:13 pm Saturday, June 21, 2014

It was a good turnout on Wednesday for the first day of the newly established Bainbridge Alzheimer’s and Dementia Adult Day Care. Old friends renewed friendships, while others made new ones.

Five registered seniors came to the Wiregrass Church on Old Quincy Road for the day’s activities, as well as two visitors who came to observe.

The morning began at 9 a.m. with a meet and greet, followed by a devotional reading and the pledge of allegiance before the group got into a rousing game of Bingo, which was a big hit with those in attendance.

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Song time, snacks and a parachute game were enjoyed, as well as a beach ball toss.

Special music was provided by Ernest Purcell, who entertained the group by playing the mandolin.

After lunch activities included senior bowling and word search puzzles. The day ended at 3 p.m.

The organizers, volunteers, as well as those in attendance, were very enthusiastic about the first day, saying it went very well.

Caregivers may avail themselves of one free day a month by bringing their loved ones to adult daycare scheduled on the third Wednesday of each month.

Contact Sheree Hall at Riverside Place, 248-1116 or 254-8409 to schedule an appointment for the required preliminary interview.