Join a Network of social respite programs for individuals living with dementia
CONNECTING HEARTS AND MINDS
Welcome to Old Friends Club
Walking alongside a loved one with dementia can be challenging, but those connections remain so important. At Old Friends Club, we believe meaningful relationships and activities should be accessible to everyone, regardless of cognitive changes.
That's why we started this network of social respite programs called Old Friends Club in Western Washington - to nourish the hearts and minds of those living with dementia. Today our programs are available to organizations across the country and offer a space for laughter, learning, and belonging. A space where people can share stories, talents, and smiles. Where everyone is met with patience, empathy, and care.
For care partners of those living with dementia, we provide dependable respite so you can take a breath. Our clubs give you the gift of time - time to recharge and renew.
What is a social respite program?
Social respite day programs, also known as adult daycare, provide supervised care and meaningful engagement for individuals living with dementia. Operating for part-day sessions or full-day care, these programs offer much-needed support and community for dementia patients as well as respite time for caregivers.
At Old Friends Club, we avoid using the term "adult daycare" because we believe it lacks the respect and dignity that people living with dementia deserve.
In their own words
“You have infused our time at home with new energy, new things to talk about, fresh perspective on my caregiving experience, and renewed resolve to continue home care as long as possible. Old Friend’s Club is a life-changing gift.”
Family Care Partner
"It is difficult to describe the life-changing gift the Old Friends Club has given us. More than the consistency of ten hours per week to schedule necessities and even some respite for me, the program is beautifully structured to provide members a uniquely supportive environment."
Family Care Partner
“To walk out of this world full, loved, knowing you are valued and appreciated – that’s what this is all about.”
Joan, Program Coordinator,