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  • 301 E Tharpe St, Tallahassee, FL 32303
  • (850) 386-2778
  • 301 E Tharpe St, Tallahassee, FL 32303
  • (850) 386-2778

Our Services

Support Groups

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Support groups are an opportunity to share challenges and solutions as caregivers share with each other important knowledge, strategies and techniques on caring for a loved one.

Scroll down to see our calendar of locations.

Respite Services

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Alzheimer’s disease can be a long journey, putting caregivers at risk for social isolation, physical illness, and financial problems. The Alzheimer’s Project provides much needed breaks for caregivers through the Day Respite program, which keeps Alzheimer’s patients socially engaged through music therapy, games and other activities, while also giving caregivers time to care for themselves.

Call 386-2778 to schedule your loved one’s initial assessment.

Counseling

Counseling provides individuals or families with the opportunity to share private and personal information to trained professionals where they may not feel comfortable sharing with family or in a group setting. Counseling can include education about the disease process, support to get through difficult times and much more.

For more information call 850-386-2778

AmeriCorps Program

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This program can provide families with up to 8-10 hours of respite a week from a trained volunteer. Volunteers provide companionship for the client, while the caregiver receives a much needed break.

For more information, please contact Caitlin Dilley at (850) 386-2778 or caitlin@alzheimersproject.org

Powerful Tools For Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program designed to help care-partners take care of themselves so that they may take better care of their friend or relative. The 6-week class helps you reduce stress, improve self confidence, communicate your feelings better, balance your life, increase your ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources. This class is open to care-partners of someone with any chronic condition. Respite care is available.

RSVP at stephanie@alzheimersproject.org or call 850-386-2778. Please leave your name, phone number and email.

Project Lifesaver

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This program is designed for clients who have shown a propensity to wander away from home. If a client is missing, the family contacts the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, who uses an FM frequency transmitting device to locate the client. This program is available in many counties throughout Florida and the United States. The national success rate of finding a person is 98% within 1-2 hours.

Started by Pilot Club of Tallahassee and Leon County Sheriff’s Office in 2005, this service is provided free of charge. A brief initial assessment is required.

For more information call 850-386-2778

Education

34th Annual Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Training Conference

The 34th Annual Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Training Conference co-sponsored by the FSU College of Medicine was held on February 9th 2019.  Each year new presenters and workshops are offered to provide workshops on topics related to the disease, interventions and the latest research.  The keynote address this year was delivered by Dr. Paul Katz who provided practical information on what to consider when looking for an alternative environment for you loved one.  Dr. Alice Pomidor shared a “Research Update.”  Other topics included: Caring for the Spirit, Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviors and the 6 Dimensions of a Well Rounded Life.

PowerPoint’s from the Event:

Spiritual Care of Persons living With Dementia and Their Families, Rev. Candace McKibbern

Self-Care_ From Overwhelm to Overflow for Caregivers 020920, Asha Fields Brewer, DC

Paul Katz Presentation

Managing Difficult Behaviors Alz Pro Caregiver Conf, Vicky Rose, MSW

Candace McKibben Handouts

Alzheimer’s Research update 2019, Alice Pomidor, MD, MPH, AGSF

Alzheimer's Project Dementia Education Series

Alzheimer’s Project, Inc.’s Dementia Education Series is open to the community and is a great way to learn about memory issues for yourself or a loved one. Join us at one of our events hosted by our co-sponsors.

Support Group Schedule

Location Address Date and Time
Lake Ellen Baptist Church 4495 Crawfordville Hwy

Crawfordville, FL 32327

1st Monday

1:00-2:30pm

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church (In Parlor) 1700 N Meridian Road

Tallahassee, FL 32303

1st and 3rd Tuesday

11:30am-1:00pm (Luncheon)

St. Peter’s Anglican Cathedral 4784 Thomasville Road

Tallahassee, FL 32308

1st and 3rd Thursday

10:00-11:00am

First Presbyterian Church (Marianna) 2898 Jefferson Street

Marianna, FL 32446

1st Thursday

10:30am-12:00pm (CST)

Temple Israel (In Chapel) 2215 Mahan Drive

Tallahassee, FL 32308

2nd and 4th Tuesday

6:00-7:00pm

Thomas Memorial Baptist Church (Quincy) 1001 W Washington Street

Quincy, FL 32351

2nd Wednesday

10:30am-12:00pm

First United Methodist Church (Chattahoochee) 18 W Marion Street

Chattahoochee, FL 32324

2nd Thursday

11:30am-1:00pm

Westminster Oaks (In Parry Center Theater of Oaks South) 4449 Meandering Way

Tallahassee, FL 32303

2nd and 4th Friday

10:00-11:30am

Wakulla County Public Library 4330 Crawfordville Hwy

Crawfordville, FL 32327

2nd Saturday

10:00-11:00am

First United Methodist Church (Carrabelle) 102 NE Avenue B

Carrabelle, FL 32322

3rd Tuesday

1:00-2:30pm

First Presbyterian Church (Chipley) 658 5th Street

Chipley, FL 32428

3rd Thursday

1:00-2:30pm (CST)

Jefferson County Public Library 375 S Water Street

Monticello, FL 32344

4th Monday

12:00-1:00pm

Gulf County Senior Citizens Association (Port St. Joe) 120 Library Drive

Port St. Joe, FL 32456

4th Tuesday

1:00-2:30pm (CST)

First Presbyterian Church (Perry) 310 Plantation Road

Perry, FL 32348

4th Thursday

10:30-11:30am

Respite Services Schedule

Respite is offered on a weekly basis on-site. During this time caregivers gain the opportunity to take care of themselves. Many go grocery shopping, get a haircut, or take a much needed nap. On-site respite utilizes socialization and group activities to keep the clients remain active and socially engaged throughout the day. Respite activities during the day include: arts and crafts, music therapy, pet therapy, chair yoga, games and much more. Clients must be assessed before attending. Call 386-2778 to schedule your loved one’s initial assessment.

Location Address Date and Time
Killearn United Methodist Church* 2800 Shamrock Street S, Tallahassee, FL 32309 Every Monday 9 am – 3 pm
Good Shepherd Catholic Church * (Spanish and English Speaking) 4665 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, FL 32309 Every Tuesday 9 am – 3 pm
Temple Israel* 2215 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32308 Every Wednesday 9 am – 3 pm
Bethel A.M.E. Church* 501 W Orange Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32310 Every Thursday 9 am – 3 pm
Saint Paul’s UMC* 1700 N Meridian Road (in the Parlor by the small basketball court), Tallahassee, FL 32303 Every Friday 9 am – 3 pm
Lake Ellen Baptist Church (Medart, FL) 4495 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327 Every Monday 9 am – 3 pm
Thomas Memorial Baptist Church (Quincy, FL) 1001 W Washington Street, Quincy, FL 32351 Every Thursday 9 am – 3 pm
United Pentecostal Church (Port St Joe, FL) 309 6th St, Port St Joe, FL 32327 Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday 9am – 3 pm

*Reservation required for all Leon County programs. Call office on Friday after 12 pm to reserve your spot for the following week.

(850) 386-2778
info@alzheimersproject.org
301 E Tharpe St, Tallahassee, FL 32303
Hours of Operation: M-F 8am-5pm