Participants with early symptoms of Alzheimer’s or dementia have fun with friends so their caregiver can have a much-needed break.
Treasured Times participants enjoy music, exercise, arts and crafts and reminiscing. Activities entertain participants while preserving their skills and improve self-esteem. Each participant is paired with a “Friend” to build meaningful relationships each week. The program is offered every Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and follows the PISD school calendar, including holiday observances. Snacks and drinks are provided and participants and volunteers are asked to bring their own lunch. Cost is $10 per week and scholarships are available.
BECOME A TREASURED TIMES “FRIEND”
Helping with Treasured Times is much like attending a party every week. The upbeat atmosphere, social interaction and activities make it possible to serve others and have fun at the same time. Each week includes a theme with coordinating decorations and activities.
Treasured Times is seeking adults available on Wednesdays or Thursdays to assist with the preparation and implementation of the weekly program. We encourage “off-hours” help with administration, marketing or program set-up.
Volunteer Coordinator: Janet McWhirter, 972-618-3428
Director: Barbara Hutson, 214-213-1934
CRUMC Staff Contact: Dana Bishop, 972-618-3450, ext. 268