Among Friends is a weekly care program, located at the First Congregational Church in River Falls, that serves the people of Pierce and St. Croix counties in Wisconsin. It was created by a group of passionate church and community volunteers in response to a need, right here in River Falls, for a social day program to help adults living with memory loss or physical frailties and their caregivers. We are a local, affordable care option open to any person with memory loss or physical frailties who is living at home.
Participants spend their day in a safe, supportive, and stimulating atmosphere. They have opportunities to socialize, exercise, and participate in art, music, and active movement. They can also participate in crafts, games, and other activities.
Among Friends allows caregivers more time for themselves while knowing that their loved one is in a safe and stimulating place for the day.
What is Among Friends?
Among Friends is an adult day social respite program for residents of Pierce County. Trained professional staff along with trained volunteers take special care of your loved one and provide the guidance and attention he or she needs during all activities and meals.
Who is eligible?
Among Friends is intended for adults over age 60 with memory loss or physical frailties and individuals with young-onset dementia.
How do we apply?
For more information, call Among Friends at 715-293-2561. You will be asked a series of questions about your loved one. This assessment will be used to determine if Among Friends is right for your loved one. You may also send an email inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the cost?
The recommended donation for each session is $35, which includes snacks and lunch. Scholarships may be available for qualified families, which our staff will be happy to discuss with you.
When can we come to Among Friends?
We currently offer sessions once a week beginning on October 5, 2021. We hope to add additional days as the program grows.
Hours: Tuesdays 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.