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Alzheimer's Respite Program & Caregiver Support Group



Music is part of the fun at Change of Pace respite program

What is a Change of Pace?

Change of Pace is held every Wednesday from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at the Sandy Senior Center ~ 38348 Pioneer Blvd. ~ Sandy, Oregon.  It is a nondenominational day respite program for older adults with memory loss or confusion due to Alzheimer's Disease or a related disorder. This special program offers a wide-range of activities for participants to enhance the social, emotional and physical abilities of persons with memory impairment.

 Activities may include:

  • Crafts
  • Exercise
  • Games
  • Informal conversation
  • Music
  • Outings

Staff and volunteers are always present to assist so those attending the program can participate with a feeling of success and dignity.

How can it help the caregiver?

  • Worry-free time away from caregiving responsibilities
  • Time to run errands, meet appointments, or simply rest
  • Time to be home alone to work or relax

How can it help the participant?

  • A day out of the house
  • An opportunity to socialize with other adults outside of the family
  • Interesting activities that enrich one's life
  • Tea Time with friends at A Change of Pace
  • Better sleep at night due to more daytime activity
  • A safe and secure place to spend a pleasant day

What is a typical day like?

1:00 Welcome & Conversation

1:30 Music & Dance or Sing-a-long

2:00 Exercise and movement

2:30 Craft or Art time

3:30 Snack or "tea time"

4:00 Video fun or Bingo

4:45 Clean-up & light activity

Need support?

The Alzheimer's Support Group meets at the Sandy Senior Center on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 1:00 to 2:30pm.

For further information please contact:

A Change of Pace

Sandy Senior Center

38348 Pioneer Blvd.

Sandy, Oregon 97055

(503)-668-5569