Can you identify your employees who are caring for an aging loved one… especially those with dementia? Have you seen a decrease in their productivity or attendance due to multiple appointments? At our August 19th meeting, owner of A Senior Retreat Adult Day Services Susan Lowe shared tips and signs to look for in your team members that may indicate that they could use some help with their aging loved one!

We learned about local resources that we can share with caregivers. Dementia is not curable today! As a community, we need to be aware and compassionate to those with the disease or those caring for them! Scroll down to watch Susan’s presentation.

Darcy Quakenbush, Chamber board chair also welcomed two new members, Kent Mueller with 60 On the Square – A place to work and live, and Brian Mayo, owner and operator of Hoosier Que, a restaurant located at the Foxcliff Golf Club.

A Senior Retreat recently celebrated the opening of its second program in Franklin and the three-year mark for its original program in Martinsville. In September, Susan and her team are hosting their inaugural Memorial Fishing Tournament, a fundraiser for A Senior Retreat Senior Services, the non-profit arm of A Senior Retreat. The funds raised will provide scholarships to our Adult Day Center benefiting older adults and their caregivers in our community.  

This will be a “Mayberry-style” event full of neighbors, fishing bankside with family, co-workers, or friends, with live bait and a nice picnic, shared afterward while telling fishing tales of days gone by.

Please consider sponsoring this unique fundraising event to raise awareness that those living with dementia still have PURPOSE and should have the opportunity to experience periods of JOY on a regular basis.  

Sponsorship opportunities range from $50 to $5000 to allow for every budget.