Glacier View Lodge introduces new program for families affected by dementia

Announcing a great program for people living with dementia and their caregivers

Glacier View Lodge is offering a new “Supper Club” for caregivers and their loved ones on Wednesday evenings in conjunction with the “Memories and More” program.

The Supper Club offers an opportunity for families affected by dementia to build a social network with others on the same journey. The activities enjoyed will allow each couple to explore and adapt leisure interests to maximize engagement.

Also, caregivers learn about dementia and successful communication. Fun and laughter is key to the program. The evening will incorporate social activities, memory games and exercises, and the creation of each person’s Memory Book. A component of the evening is caregiver support.

The evening will be hosted by recreation therapist Colleen Hussey, the creator of the Memories and More program.

The Memories and More program was designed for those in the early to mid stages of dementia and their caregiver. Hussey is an experienced therapist who has offered this program numerous times.

Past participants report that the education and activities offered during the program have helped greatly with their shared journey.

The program is offered in 12-week sessions. The first session begins on Wednesday, April 10, 3:15 – 6:30 p.m.

The program will be held at Glacier View Lodge in the newly renovated Day Centre. The evening includes dinner, as well as the program.

The cost of the 12-week program is $60 per person. It is a wonderful way to meet others, socialize and get some support for the challenges ahead!

To register for the Supper Club, call Island Health’s Home and Community Care Office at 250-331-8522 and ask to be registered for the “Supper Club” at Glacier View Lodge, or call the Lodge directly and speak with Liz at 250-338-1451.

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