Happy Days Club - Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation

Happy Days Club

If your loved one has moderate stage Alzheimer’s disease, the Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation (LIAF) offers an innovative Happy Days Club specifically designed for your loved one's abilities. Our Happy Days Club gives your loved one the opportunity to engage in a variety of different cognitive stimulation as well as social interactions.

The Happy Days Club encourages your loved one to freely express themselves in our supportive and safe environment. Your loved one will be engaged with a variety of different activities, such as:

  • Word games
  • Discussion of present and past events
  • Discussion of topics of interest
  • Music
  • Practical activities

Our Happy Days Club meets Monday through Saturday from 10AM to 2PM.

Transportation to and from LIAF’s Happy Days Club

LIAF proudly offers transportation services to its participants to and from the center. We’re able to provide door-to-door services for families located in select areas of Nassau County. Designed for optimum accessibility, LIAF currently has two wheel-chair accessible vehicles. Our vehicles are driven by LIAF dementia-trained drivers, and are accompanied by program staff when needed. Our appropriately trained transportation staff allows us to ensure the highest level of safety for your loved one during their travels.

Take a Break & Be Good To Yourself

While your loved one is socializing and being stimulated in the Happy Days Club, you'll have time to tend to your own matters. Whether you go shopping, see a movie, or visit with friends, we encourage you to be good to yourself.

Monday through Saturday from 10AM to 4PM, you will have time to take a much needed break. We've found that when caregivers are refreshed, they're able to provide the highest level of care and use the most patience. So, take a break and be good to yourself.

What Type of Care Is Provided During the Happy Days Club?

Each session at the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation is supervised by our experienced, licensed Master’s level social worker, Lindsay Knudsen. As the Day Program Director, Lindsay is responsible for all programming activities and events offered in the Happy Days Club.

In addition to the Day Program Director, your loved one will be surrounded by our experienced team of Program Assistantsf. These professionals offer a true passion and have been explicitly trained to assist those in moderate stage Alzheimer’s disease. All of our Day Program Directors and Program Assistants are Certified Dementia Care Professionals.

Happy Days Club Mind-Stimulating Activities

The Happy Days Club provides cognitive stimulation activities designed to target your loved one’s mental and social functioning. This cognitive stimulation can be administered in a one-on-one setting or in a group. We use a variety of methods to help your loved one express themselves in our safe and supportive environment, such as:

  • Social – Different LIAF activities for seniors and visiting with other members
  • Physical – Stationary arm and leg exercises, dancing, and walking
  • Thinking – Reading, games, and puzzles
  • Creative – Painting, singing, arts and crafts projects, and playing music

How Can Families Help at Home?

In addition to the therapies we provide at the Happy Days Club, you and your family may be able to use reminiscence therapy at home. This type of cognitive stimulation can help bolster the quality of life for your loved one living with moderate stage Alzheimer’s disease. Different activities used in reminiscence therapy can include:

  • Sharing “I remember when” stories
  • Listening to music
  • Looking through old photo albums
  • Eating special family recipes
  • Re-reading old greeting cards and saved letters

Contact LIAF for Happy Days Club

For 30 years, we have proudly helped families facing Alzheimer’s challenges throughout Long Island, Nassau County, and Queens County. Our innovative programming, highly-trained staff, and caring touch allows us to meet the needs of those with Alzheimer’s as well as their caregivers.

Give us a call today at (516) 767-6856 or complete our online contact form to learn more about any of our services.

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