"A cheerful heart is good medicine"
Proverbs 17:22

Caring for a person with Alzheimer's can be challenging and at times, overwhelming. Caregivers often need a break or respite from the day-to-day duties so they can maintain their own well-being. Sunny Seniors offers respite to primary caregivers while providing a safe, stimulating environment for persons with dementia. Each person is treated with dignity and respect.

"In your presence is fullness of joy"
Psalms 16:11

When and Where:

Sunny Seniors' hours of operation are Mondays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 107 South Victoria, Cleveland, MS (Calvary Episcopal Church). All activities for participants are designed to meet the level of each individual and include games, stories, crafts, exercises, and music.

What to Bring:

Participants should bring ten dollars per day to cover the cost of snacks, drinks, and craft supplies. Participants should also bring a sandwich for lunch. Breakfast snacks, dessert for lunch, and beverages are provided.

What To Expect:

According to Emory University's Alzheimer's Disease Center, families often say the activities, structure, and the socialization that is offered in adult day programs stimulate the person with Alzheimer's Disease in a very positive way. Caregivers also report benefits to themselves when they are able to engage in activities other than caregiving. They can use the time to run errands, do household chores, go to their own medical appointments, get exercise, relax and numerous other activities.

What's Our Plan?

Sunny Seniors, a not-for-profit day care center for the elderly diagnosed with dementia including Alzheimer's Disease, is designed with these goals in mind:
  • 1. To asssist those with memory loss to remain in their own homes and avoid premature institutionalization.
  • 2. To restore, maintain, and promote a person's maximum level of functional independence for as long as possible.
  • 3. To foster socialization and peer interaction through therapeutic activities and lots of humor.
  • 4. To offer respite and support to primary caregivers.

What is Alzheimer's?

Alzheimer's is a progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory, thinking skills, and even the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. These are some of the warning signs of Alzheimer's:
  • 1. Memory loss that disrupts daily life
  • 2. Challenges in planning or solving problems
  • 3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks
  • 4. Confusion with time or place