Alzheimer's Activity Center
Supported since 1986
Carolyn Anderson, Valle Monte League President, presenting 2016 check to
Dr. Gary Steinke & Maria Nicolacoudis from the Alzheimer's Activity Center.
Alzheimer's Activity Center's mission is to enrich the lives of people affected by Alzheimer's and related conditions by providing safe, nurturing, intergenerational services and support. The Center provides daycare/respite to older adults with Alzheimer's and related disorders, support and care management for their families, community education, childcare (2-5years) and intergenerational programming. For over 22 years, the Center has provided therapeutic activities that enhance cognitive skills, stimulate social interaction, encourage mobility and stability, and assistance in nutrition and personal hygiene.
Valle Monte League, Inc. has provided funding since 1986. And last year, we served 75 clients daily, 195 unduplicated annually, and over 550 family members. The Center provided 17,940 client days, 17,940 lunches and a total of 127,263 respite hours. The goals are to reduce isolation and stress, delay institutionalization and support the caregiver. When these goals are met, the family unit experiences better mental and physical health.
(Left): Dr Steinke, Alzheimer's Activity Center wth VML member Diane Lovaglia
(Right): The March 21 Open House of the Edmondson Living Center at the Alzheimer's Activity Center. Left to right is VML Provisional Liza Jensen, Michelle Knapik, Alzheimer's Activity Center Executive Director, and VML President Noelle Shahin