Side-by-Side

Caring for Those with Dementia

VAPC began its Side-By-Side program in 2015 as a service to those experiencing dementia and their families.  Each Thursday from 9:45am until 2:00pm, volunteers from VAPC and the community would welcome participants to a day of social interaction, music, fun and laughter with a program companion at their side.  Their caregivers received a few hours of respite.

However, after a two year closure of the program necessitated by the Covid pandemic, there is little apparent need for the service we are ready to provide.  

Thus, Side by Side is currently taking a break to assess the future of the program.  If regular involvement in this program or something similar would be of benefit to your family, please let us know by sending an e-mail to Side-by-Side