Momentia - Senior Services For The South Sound

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Momentia
Momentia is a local movement empowering persons with memory loss and their loved ones to remain connected and active in the community. Momentia provides different activities weekly in the community such as visiting art galleries, hiking, garden tours, dining out, gardening and much more. Anyone can join us; you do not have to be part of the STARS program! The monthly Momentia schedule is in our STARS newsletters or available by clicking the links below.

To download the July Momentia Activities flyer, please click here!

Special Momentia Classes
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Cheri Knighton, STARS Program Coordinator & Support Specialist, has more than ten years experience working in memory care and facilitating dementia-friendly activities. Cheri has a passion for encouraging people with dementia to remain cognitively active and socially engaged through the dementia journey.  She has facilitated a "Memories in the Making" art class, encouraging and bringing out wonderful expressions in art.  We are also offering "Memories Through Expressive Writing" to explore writing poetry, short stories and memories for people with dementia, Alzheimer's and other cognitive challenges.

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Join us for an informal gathering, connecting those with memory loss and their caregivers for conversation, socializing, food, entertainment and fun. RSVP not required. Free to attend; cost of food at your own expense. Put it on the schedule!

  • River's Edge Restaurant, Tumwater
    1st Thursday, 2:30-4:30 pm
     
  • Roosters Restaurant, Shelton
    4th Thursday, 2:30-4:30 pm

About STARS
At the STARS Adult Day Care Program we ensure that your loved one gets a chance to participate in a safe, fun, and nurturing community while you get the break that you need. One of the biggest issues facing a 24-hour caregiver is finding the time to take care of themselves. One of the biggest issues facing a person with dementia staying active and social. This is where STARS comes in.

Our Participants

We provide service to adults with permanent disabilities; so it's not just for people with dementia! We have clients with Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, Developmental Delay (Downs or Williams Syndrome, Autism), Physical ailments (like hip problems), Traumatic Brain Injury, Mental Health Issues, Heart ailments, or even undiagnosed adults who just need extra looking after during the day in order to stay safe.

Daily Activities
0320181106aOur STARS participants enjoy up to five hours per day of fun games, arts & crafts projects, demonstrations, group discussions, music therapy, pet therapy, physical games, and daily exercise. Participants can attend as many as five days a week, Monday - Friday, depending on availability. Our trained staff provide great activities, snacks/lunch, personal care and medication assistance, if needed. All are trained in CPR/First Aid. Each program site has a ratio of one staff member per five participants.

Contact Us
For more information, please call us at 360.407.3967, ext. 107. Our staff are available from 9am to 4pm Monday through Friday; or email us at stars@southsoundseniors.org. To download a STARS brochure, please click  here!

Volunteers & Interns
The STARS program would not be possible without the daily support of our wonderful volunteers.  We are so appreciative of our volunteers who come each week to help with activities, food service, one-on-one care and managing the room. A STARS Volunteer Job Description is available here.

If you're interested in becoming a STARS volunteer, please click HERE to fill out an application. 

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222 Columbia Street NW
Olympia, Washington 98501
Hours: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
360.586.6181
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Lacey, Washington 98503
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