New day program for adults with dementia opens
With Kawartha lakes home to a high number of seniors, many of whom suffer with some form of dementia, Tammy Adams and her managing director, Susan Fisher, saw a community need that they could help with.
That’s why Adams’ company, Silver Lights Senior Services, has opened an Adult Day Program exclusively for Dementia/Alzheimer’s seniors in Kawartha Lakes.
“When we think about dementia we tend to associate it with loss. This adult day program is about to change how Kawartha lakes sees dementia,” says Adams. Their team will be using a personalized Canadian approach called DementiAbility, which focuses on the abilities and capabilities people with dementia still have.
“We are so excited to do this. It’s been a dream of ours for quite some time and it’s finally becoming a reality,” Fisher tells the Advocate.
The facility opens Nov. 1 and an open house will be held Oct. 27 from 1-3 pm and 6-8 pm at 185 St. George St. Lindsay