Daytime Memory care
& Caregiver Respite
Old Friends Club brings affordable active social clubs for people living with dementia in Western Washington.
We laugh, learn and lean on each other.
Old Friends Club welcomes people with Alzheimer's and other dementia to gather to enjoy guided activities with the companionship of their peers. Club Members make friends and care for each other, while receiving seamless help to navigate the day.
No matter where you are in your journey with dementia, Old Friends Club can help. We are here for the family caregiver, too. Families call the Club “Life-Changing” for the respite and support they gain while their loved ones are safe for the day, having fun, receiving individual attention and regaining a sense of independence and relevance.
The clubs have closed until we can safely gather again. We are still here to answer your questions and to offer support. We are working now to make sure the Clubs can start again when we can meet without masks. Until then, be well and know you aren't forgotten.
A few years ago, Tim and Sandy discovered Old Friends Club while looking for an appropriate care option for Sandy, who had been diagnosed with dementia. They initially thought that an in-home caregiver would be good, but then went on to check out the day-stay respite option that Old Friends Club had to offer.
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Caregiver Self-Care Ideas
We asked fellow caregivers what they do for self-care and these are the responses they shared with us.
Who are Old Friends Club Members?
We are Club Members who may be living with Alzheimer’s or other dementia; the effects of a stroke or Parkinson’s;
or communication challenges.
We focus on our strengths and enjoy friendship and fun.
We are supported with the help we need to bolster our independence.
We are Family Caregivers who are committed to caring for our family members the best way we can.
Our daily concerns can be overwhelming.
Old Friends Club offers the respite, support, education and referrals that help us continue to offer good care at home.
We are Dedicated Staff Members and Volunteers who care about each person and who create a relaxed atmosphere of fun and respect.
We remind members of their strengths and encourage choices so each member looks forward to their time at Old Friends Club.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Thank you so much. It's very heartening that our dad is enjoying your group so much! We really appreciate all of the support with this challenging stage in Dad's life.
Thanks again for your program...you're a lifesaver not only to me, but really for my mom also; she's an alert, different person when she gets home from Old Friends Club!
...a bargain for something which is a highly anticipated activity for my wife and a life-saver for me.
Your gift directly supports seniors and families grappling with Alzheimer's and dementia by providing them with membership to Old Friends Club and support for continued programming.
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit, EIN 47-4792158