There is a sign that hangs in our window here at HELPERS. It says We Are Dementia Friends. Exactly what does this mean? What is a Dementia Friend? HELPERS is proud to be part of a global movement of people and communities whose purpose is to change the way people think, act, and talk about dementia. Dementia Friends learn about this movement, about living with dementia, and the simple things they can do to support someone living with dementia.
Our staff and some of our volunteers are trained as Dementia Champions who facilitate the information sessions for persons wanting to become a Dementia Friend. Many informational sessions have been held resulting in 111 Dementia Friends right here in Barnesville and we are striving to grow that number.
If you are interested in joining this important movement, please contact HELPERS. We will be happy to arrange for a one-hour information session to grow the number of Barnesville residents who are Dementia Friends.
Hospice and Dementia Care: What You Need to Know and How We Can Help. Monday, Aug. 21st, 1:30pm, Bville Senior Community Center. Presented by Kyra Kainz, HRRV Community Relations Specialist & Arlene Correia, HRRV Certified Dementia Trainer. Free and Open to All. No need to pre-register. Join us for this Engaging and Conversational Presentation where Questions will be answered and Misunderstandings will be clarified.
Hospice and Dementia Care: What You Need to Know and How We Can Help
Monday, Aug. 21st, 1:30pm, Bville Senior Community Center. Presented by Kyra Kainz, HRRV Community Relations Specialist & Arlene Correia, HRRV Certified Dementia Trainer. Free and Open to All. No need to pre-register. Join us for this Engaging and Conversational Presentation where Questions will be answered and Misunderstandings will be clarified.
Grow Young Fitness
Grow Young Fitness Program For Seniors
Channel 12 at
9:05am and 4:05pm
Monday through Friday.
Be sure to check it out!
Mondays and Thursdays
Exercises for Seniors on Mondays and Thursdays, 9:30-10, Bville Senior Community Center.
This is a basic, low-impact strengthening exercise program to promote body movement and strength.
No pre-registration is required.
Just show up and have fun while also doing your body good!
Tuesday & Friday
Game Day every Tuesday & Friday, 12:45 to 3pm, at the Bville Senior Community Center Join in the fun & games such as Pinochle, Whist, Hand & Foot and Rummy with other area seniors.
Coffee and treats served following the activities.
The Senior Community Center is located at 501 2nd Ave. NE. Call 218-493-4277 for more information.
Transportation assistance can be provided by calling HELPERS in advance.
Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance Class.
Tai Ji Quan is an evidence-based falls prevention program that consists of an 8-form routine designed to improve balance, strength, and mobility and to reduce the risk of falls in older adults. This 12-week class is free and open to adults regardless of experience or abilities. We anticipate beginning this fun class in late August or early September. For more information and/or to sign-up, call HELPERS or stop by the office.
HELPERS is always looking to add to our amazing team of volunteers and we have a variety of opportunities to fit your interests and time availability.
Some of those opportunities include Transportation in and/or out of town, Monday delivery of Meals on Wheels, Friendly-Visiting, Errands/Shopping Assistance.
Give us a call or stop in our office for more information.
The Barnesville Senior Community Center is available for rental for your gatherings.
Contact Eva at 218-493-4277 for information and to make your reservation.