Friends Day Out
“Friends Day Out” features Java Music Club which offers hands-on fun learning for persons living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of Dementia or care recipients with a variety of other disabilities such as Cancer, COPD, Parkinson’s or Diabetes. Java Music Club uses a unique combination of themes, photography, music, readings, and a traditional talking stick. Additionally, Friends Day Out offers the primary caregiver support, respite care, referrals, independent living services, and a much-needed weekly BREAK.
Trained volunteers host the event, facilitate the classes, assist with supervision, and provide the primary caregivers with a regular break. The focus is on peer support – people helping people; which adds purpose and meaning to their lives.
Caregivers and their loved ones arrive for registration and lunch or snacks. Participants will be greeted by an RSVP Volunteer Respite Worker. Each family may bring a lunch or participate in the Senior Center meal service. Classes will run from 2-4 hours depending on the group’s interest.
We kindly request that all participants complete an RSVP client application before participation in the program.
“What I’ve seen in Java Music is that people who haven’t communicated much are coming out of their shell. They’re more willing to communicate with their heart. This whole program can really touch people and help them heal.” – Cheryl Poll, RSVP Volunteer and Java Music Program Facilitator, Elko
FRIENDS DAY OUT IS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19
Carson City “Friends Day Out”
Thursdays 1:30pm to 4:00pm (St. Peters Episcopal Church 314 N. Division St. Carson City, NV 89703)
Elko “Friends Day Out”
Fridays 1:00pm to 3:00pm (The Terrace at Ruby View 1795 Ruby View Drive Elko, NV 89801)
Pahrump “Friends Day Out”
Fridays 11:00am to 3:00pm (Pahrump Senior Center 1370 W. Basin Ave. Pahrump, NV 89060)
RSVP programs and services are offered at no charge with the exception of the monitoring fee from Lifeline; however, there are suggested donations for services. No one is turned away because of an inability to donate. Not all programs are available in each county. RSVP volunteers do not perform services that fall under professional health care services, such as nurses, aids, etc. We cannot lift, transfer clients, or administer medication.
For assistance or to sign up, contact: Steven Nichols, RSVP Program Director for Respite Innovations Project, 775-315-7615 or firstname.lastname@example.org.