Day Clubs are unique programs designed to meet the needs of both the person with memory loss and their caregiver. Attendees have a sense of engagement while participating in memory enhancing activities that honor their life stories. Day Clubs also gives caregivers a few hours of a well-deserved break.
Unforgettable Tuesdays Day Club
The Unforgettable Tuesdays Day Club was started by the Pilot Club of Longview in 2007 and is hosted by Greggton United Methodist Church in the Community Room at 1101 Pine Tree Road in Longview, Texas. Church membership is not required to attend, and all are welcome. One-on-one support is provided by professionals and trained volunteers.
Every Tuesday from 10 am to 2 pm the Day Club is in full swing with breakfast, a full lunch, snacks, social activities, crafts, low-key exercise, games and entertainment facilitated with smiles, hugs, music and laughter. Each week has a theme and participants have a purpose. Unforgettable Tuesdays are truly unforgettable!
Going into its 12th year, the main focus of this Day Club is to provide a safe, loving environment for individuals with memory loss so that their caregivers can have much needed time for themselves.
Preregistration is required, and participants must meet the basic requirements of:
- A clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia;
- The ability to use the restroom with minimal assistance;
- The ability to ambulate with minimal assistance (canes and walkers are welcome);
- Does not need medication during Day Club hours
For more information, please call the Greggton United Methodist Church Office at (903)-759-3831, Nancy Duke at (903)-295-8806 or Hilda Wallin at (903)-759-6352.
Interested in learning more about starting a Day Club at your church or with your organization? Please contact the East Texas Alzheimer’s Alliance at 903-230-8001 or firstname.lastname@example.org