Welcome to Friends Place Richardson

This year Friends Place Richardson is proudly celebrating 10 years of providing quality services and offering exemplary programs for people affected by dementia as well as their families, in Dallas and Collin county.

Friends Place continues to be  recognized in the community as a leader in dementia care due to innovative approaches and serves as a clinical practicum site for students from Baylor School of Nursing; UT Dallas-School of Behavior and Brain Sciences, Speech and Language Pathology program;  and, Texas Women’s University, College of Nursing and School of Occupational Therapy.

Friends Place Richardson is now contracted with the Dallas Veterans Affairs Community Adult Day Services Program.  Please call for more information.

February

Th  1    11:45  Heart of Texas Therapy Dogs
M    5     1:45   Tony Macaroni Sings
F     9   11:45  Heart of Texas Therapy Dog
W  14     1:30 Valentine Party w/Doc Gibbs
F   16    11:00 Chinese New/Julie Pann
T   20     1:45 Entertainer Norris Perry
W  21    11:00 TX Winds Paul Demer
W  28       1:45 Bday w/Marty Ruiz

ONGOING EVENTS

Mocktail Monday,  Feb 12 and 26
Thirsty Thursday,  Feb 1 and 22
Spanish Made Simple Mondays at 11:15 am
Book Club Tuesdays at 11:15 am
SingFit –  Music, Trivia, Movement M, W, Th at 11:15
Midweek Devotionals
–  Thursday, Feb 1 11:15 am
–  Thursday, Feb 15 11:15 am
Staycation Week  Week of Feb 19
Art Appreciation on W/Th
Hospital Pillows Service Project

Caregiver’s Support Group Information

Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s Support Group Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month from 2 to 3:30pm. Meetings are sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association and are open to the community.

Thursday, Feb 8
Open Discussion

Thursday, Feb 22

 Dr. Paul Chafetz, Ph.D.

Loving Hard-to-Love Parents

Dr. Chafetz has worked with hundreds of adult children dealing with difficult elders in his practice. He offers proven  techniques to  successful approaches in how to protect yourself emotionally, effectively love your hard-to-love  parents, and create a healthy legacy for your own children. Suitable for all caregivers.

Books available for purchase

 

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Lewy Body Dementia Caregiver’s Support Group Meetings

are held on the 1st Wednesday of each month from 5 to 6:30 pm.

This Month’s Meeting – Wednesday February 7

Light supper provided

Other Support Groups

NEW! Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD)
Caregivers Support Group
Meets 4th Tuesday of each month
February 27
Please join us for this important meeting. Call Jackie Coalter
for more information @972-437-2940

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Men-Only Support Group
For you fellows who are full-time caregivers for your wife or mother,
a group to help you with those concerns unique to husbands & sons.

Held the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month
Friends Place Resource Room
Thursday February 1 & 15  2:00-3:30 pm

More information? Call: George Davis @ 972-900-9774

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Wives-Only Support Group
Addressing the issues that arise within the ever-evolving
role of being your husband’s full-time caregiver.

Held the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month
Friends Place Resource Room
Tuesday February 2 & 20  2:00-3:30 pm

More information? Call: Jackie Coalter @ 972.437.2940