*Side by Side is currently accepting new participants.  The program expects to be up and running in person again by May 05/22

Caring for Those with Dementia

VAPC began its Side-By-Side program in 2015 as a service to those experiencing dementia and their families.  Volunteers from VAPC and the community run this program each Thursday from 9:45am until 2:00pm.

Those living with dementia enjoy a day of social interaction, fun, music and laughter with a program companion at their side.  Their caregivers receive a few hours of respite.

If you want more information on this program or wish to explore a volunteer opportunity please send an email to