Daybreak is a high quality program of activities designed to promote well-being through social and health-related services for persons with Alzheimer’s or other forms of memory loss. As an adult day program, we operate 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, in a safe, supportive, cheerful environment. Hot catered lunches that accommodate special diets are included, along with a morning and afternoon snack.
The intent of Daybreak is three-fold:
- To provide older adults with memory loss an opportunity to get out of the house and receive cognitive, physical and social stimulation which improves memory loss.
- To give caregivers a much-needed break in which to attend to personal needs, accomplish various tasks, or simply rest and relax.
- To provide the community with information on available resources and to conduct presentations and/or educational classes on topics and issues related to Alzheimer's Disease and other memory disorders and caregiver issues.
Daybreak’s goals focus on enriching the participants' lives by building upon their own skills, knowledge, and unique abilities and strengths. Below are some of the activities that are provided:
- Arts and crafts
- Musical entertainment and sing-a-longs
- Mental stimulation games such as bingo
- Stretching or other gentle exercise
- Discussion groups (books, films, current events)
- Inter-generational activities
- Holiday and birthday celebrations
- Local outings
Daybreak offers a win win situation for everyone in the family. For the family member who has primary responsibility as caregiver, we provide much-needed respite, allowing a break from the physical demands and stress of providing round-the-clock care.
For the participant, Daybreak’s benefits can be broad:
- A safe, secure environment in which to spend the day
- Enjoyable and educational activities
- Improvement in mental and physical health
- Enhanced or maintained level of independence
- Socialization and peer support
- Nutritious meals and snacks
Is Daybreak right for me or my loved one?
Good candidates for Daybreak are persons who:
- Can benefit from the friendship and functional assistance
- May be physically or cognitively challenged but do not require 24-hour supervision
- Are in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease
- Able to independently feed self but may need help with cutting food
- Are mobile, with the possible assistance of a cane or walker
- Are continent or wear protective undergarments (i.e. pads, Depends) or may need verbal reminders to use the restroom
- Have behavioral issues (i.e. socially withdrawn, wander, difficulty in communicating, displays anxiety and/or agitation) which are not harmful or abusive to self or others
Group Size: The program can accommodate up to 8-14 individuals per session depending on the site. A ratio of (1) staff/volunteer per (3) participants is preferred.
Staff: Program staff is comprised of a Program Supervisor, Group Respite Site Coordinator; a program assistant (if needed); and a core of trained volunteers. The volunteers and staff are sensitive, patient and safety-minded individuals who work together in providing a high-quality and nurturing activity program. All direct program staff and volunteers receive specialized training on working with individuals with Alzheimer's.
Cost: $50/Full Day and $32/Half Day (both options include a hot catered meal).
- Scholarships might be available to help cover the cost of the program. Please contact the Daybreak Program Supervisor for funding availability.
- You can also contact the Kenosha ADRC (Aging and Disability Resource Center) http://www.kenoshacounty.org/ at (262)605-6646 for other possible funding sources.
Transportation: If needed, public transportation services may be available through:
- KAFASI's Volunteer Transportation Service (262) 842-7433
- KAC's CARE-A-VAN (262) 658-9093
- Southport (866) 907-1493
- Kenosha Area Transit (262) 653-4287
- K-Town (262) 764-0377
- Western Kenosha Area Transit (888) 203-3498
We’re always looking for volunteers. Please call for current volunteer opportunities. We conduct a criminal background check on all volunteers and staff members.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 7104 39th Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53142
Office (262) 657-8089
Fax (262) 697-6403
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm