Do you need a break…?

Dear Editor,

Do you know a family who has a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease or some type of dementia or memory issue and are caring for them at home? Is the family caregiver finding it hard to both care for their loved one and also have a life outside of that? Please tell them about the DayBreak Center, an adult day program for people with cognitive impairment. We are a program provided by the Sandpoint Area Seniors, Inc. (“SASi”) and are located at 820 Main St. in Sandpoint. We are open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The cost is $10 per hour, and there is financial aid available to help defer the cost.

The DayBreak Center is an active social center where adults with cognitive issues can come for all or part of a day, engage in social activities like games and singing, enjoy a hot meal at lunch, and be a part of a community. It gives the family caregiver much needed free time to rest and replenish their energy, see friends, or do errands.

We have an open door policy and invite you to come in and see what we are about, ask questions and meet the staff. We currently have openings and the first visit is free to see if DayBreak Center is the right fit. Please pass the word on so people who have a need will learn about this wonderful resource in our community.

Anne Haynes
DayBreak Center, Sandpoint

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