That Place You Know, LLC, will welcome seniors into our home from the local community who are in the early stages of memory impairment where they will be provided with life enriching activities, while giving their primary care givers an opportunity to enjoy a respite from their care-giving responsibilities. We operate between the hours of 8am and 4pm, Monday through Friday, and will provide both individual and group Validation sessions for up to 6 clients. The services that we provide will be strictly social in nature, and no medical services will be offered or provided. Candidates will be pre-screened to determine their suitability and opportunity for success within the program.
Structure and Activities to Enhance Well-being
It has been well-documented that people with memory impairment who participate in a structured routine with enriched daily activities increase their mental happiness, which leads to less agitation and an enhanced sense of accomplishment. We have created a robust calendar of engaging opportunities for learning, creativity and social interaction which will be used throughout the day to help maintain functional skills while bringing a sense of purpose and fulfillment to each day’s activities.
From time to time we will offer seasonally appropriate field trips to local areas of interest. Weather permitting, we will also provide opportunities to engage in outdoor activities within our 6 acre family property.
Enriching Daily Activities
Stimulating and social activities are designed to provide sensory and cognitive stimulation and will include:
Music: Promotes socialization and reduces stress.
Art: Allows creativity in a non-threatening setting.
Social: Provides a sense of belonging and increases happiness.
Exercise and Stretch: Promotes well-being and mental clarity.
Deep Breathing and Meditation: Allows for mental relaxation and mindfulness.
Cognitive and mental activities: Empowers decision making and independence while promoting socialization that creates lasting friendships.
Validation Group – Signature Activity: Provides a safe environment where clients learn to trust one another so feelings can be expressed, problems can be solved and a sense of worth is achieved.
We will also schedule special events and presentations both outside and inside our home offered by artists and professionals within the local community.
Fresh, Home-Cooked Meals
Each day, we will offer fresh lunch and snack items prepared from scratch in our kitchen, along with refreshing hot and cold beverages. Dietary restrictions will be documented and honored.
Regular music therapy sessions with Granite State Music Therapy.
Reiki Healing Therapy
Reiki has been proven to have positive effects on decreasing anxiety, pain, stress and depression.
To learn more visit our Reiki page.
For Caregivers and Families
Support and Education for Families
In addition, we provide an opportunity for caregivers, family members and loved ones to join together in a support group setting to discuss issues related to Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. These group meetings are offered monthly in Hollis, NH and Burlington, MA, and focus on emotional support while sharing experiences, and include discussions on education, nutrition, caregiving techniques and community resources.
TPYK is offering Reiki therapy sessions and trainings to caregivers who would like to restore balance and increase wellbeing that often becomes compromised due to the daily stresses associated with being a caregiver.
To learn more visit our Reiki page.