The Press Newspaper
The Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter relocated its Adult Day Center from its longtime location at the Lutheran Home at Toledo on Wheeling Street in East Toledo to the Challenger Learning Center Building, 4955 Seaman Rd. in Oregon.
The first day in the new location was March 3.
“We had been leasing the space at the Lutheran Home at Toledo, and they are expanding their services and needed the space,” said Traci Holland, respite coordinator. “After a good, long search, we were happy to find a new space that suited all of our needs.”
The Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, opened the East Side Adult Day Center – the organization’s second such facility – in 2008 to meet the needs of caregivers in Oregon, Northwood, Genoa, East Toledo and surrounding areas.
The center, which accommodates up to 10 participants, offers a secure, supportive environment for individuals experiencing memory loss, to enjoy physical, social and emotional stimulation. Caregivers have peace of mind knowing their family member is in a secure environment.”
The new space, comprised of a classroom area at the Challenger Center facility, includes a restroom and office area.
“I’d say the move went smoothly,” Holland said. “It’s been a labor of love. Like with any move, we’ve been adjusting – trying to find places for everything. The space is about the same size as our previous facility, but there’s a little more area devoted for center activities, which is what it’s all about.
“Our participants have been real troopers. They made a great transition, which we were somewhat concerned about because routine and familiarity are key with this disease,” she said.
“The majority of the caregivers have also been positive about the new location. It’s kind of out there – once they found us that first Monday, it has gone real well since then,” she said. “For most all of them, it’s the same distance and for some, it’s even a little bit closer for them.”
“Overall, we love our new space and our landlords at the Challenger Center have been awesome and real welcoming and we appreciate that,” Holland said.
The Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter also operates an Adult Day Center at 2500 N. Reynolds Road. Transportation services are available.
For more information on Alzheimer’s disease and available resources, visit the Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter’s website at www.alz.org/nwohio.