Casa de Vida: Alzheimer's and Dementia Respite Care
Casa is a faith-based program providing respite for caregivers of loved ones with dementia (including Alzheimer’s) and enriching activities for their loved ones.
What is Faith Based Respite?
- Many caregivers do not have family or friends to help.
- Some caregivers may not be able to afford to pay for help.
- Others may be hesitant to turn to a “public assistance program,” if one is available, to provide respite.
- Providing respite in a church setting is comfortable and non-threatening for the caregiver and the person with dementia.
- Staffing the program with volunteers and supporting it with donations and contributions allows participation regardless of ability to pay.
Casa Participants are individuals of any faith, race, or ethnicity who are in the early to moderate stages of Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. Enrollment is currently limited to 15 participants per year at a cost of $15 per weekly session. (Scholarships are available.)
Program Schedule is weekly, meeting every Tuesday, and follows the Richardson ISD calendar.
9:30 to 9:50 a.m.
Coffee & Conversation
9:50 to 10:35 a.m.
10:35 to 11:00 a.m.
11:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Yoga or Exercise
11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Kaleidoscope of Activities
12:00 to 12:30 p.m.
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Who can I contact for more information?
Admissions: Ann Anderson
Volunteers: Marguerite McCarthy
Finance: Kambiz Afkhami
Support Group & General Information: Ellen Mata