Alzheimers Family Support Groups
Family Support Groups provide an opportunity for caregivers to share ideas, support each other, and learn from professionals. Support groups are open to all interested individuals. It is held at Caring Days on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m.
Project Lifesaver is a cooperative program with the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office. State-of-the-art technology is used to assist those who care for individuals with Alzheimer's and other dementias. The program provides the technology needed to quickly locate someone who has become disoriented and lost. The ability to find someone quickly prevents injury and provides peace of mind to caregivers. This program can also be used for locating children with autism, Down Syndrome, or other brain disorders. People participating in the program wear a bracelet that contains a transmitter with a personal recorded frequency that can be tracked on foot, by car, or by helicopter. Each one-ounce battery-operated radio transmitter emits an automatic tracking signal every second, 24 hours a day.
Yellow Dot Program
Caring Days is one of several locations where the community can sign up for The Yellow Dot Program. This free program is a cooperative effort between Sheriff’s Deputies, local police officers, state troopers, emergency medical services, local fire departments, and senior centers to assist our citizens in a time of need when they might not be able to help themselves. The program is the first of its kind in the State of Alabama.
A Yellow Dot in the rear window of your vehicle will alert all first responders to the vital information in your glove compartment. This will help to ensure that you receive the medical attention you need during that first “Golden Hour” after a crash or other emergency involving your vehicle. Call the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office (205)752-0616, or visit www.tcsoal.org for more information.
Whine and Dine
Whine and dine is a monthly meeting for caregivers and professionals who work in the field. A free lunch is provided by you must register ahead to be included. We have a guest speaker at each meeting talking about related subject. There have been a variety of speakers including doctors, lawyers, handymen, bank presidents, physical therapists, driving specialists, and more.
Caregiver of the Month
The Alzheimer's Foundation of America provided grant funds for 3 years. We have been able to provide a credit of $350 to selected caregivers. They also received gift baskets and one of a kind trophies.
100 Days for Heroes
Exchange Club of Tuscaloosa awarded Caring Days a grant to provide 100 days of free services to Veterans.
One Enchanted Day
In 2019, Caring Days and the Area Agency on Agency had our first "One Enchanted Day." It was a day of pampering for our caregivers in the community