Fellowship and activities for the elder...
Respite and peace of mind for the caregiver

Tuesdays & Thursdays
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The Aden Program offers social engagement and activities for the young at heart, embracing those with memory impairment, as well as providing respite and peace of mind for the loved one caring for them daily.

FOR THE CAREGIVER, the Aden Program provides an often-needed interval of rest or relief. The program also provides caregivers with personal time away during the day in which to address their own needs while supporting the efforts of the family to keep their loved one in the home environment, thus contributing to the quality of the life for the entire family.

FOR THE PARTICIPANT, the Aden Program provides a safe, loving environment focused on the well-being of each participant, catering to adults with dementia, memory issues, and those aging alone at home who can benefit greatly from social interaction.

Volunteers are needed!

Sign up here to volunteer for two-hour shifts on Tuesdays and Thursdays through June 2023.

We are thrilled to welcome Heidi Young Batson as our new Aden Program Director! Heidi first moved to New Orleans in 1990, and is delighted to be back in her favorite city after nearly 10 years away. Heidi is a Certified Dementia Care Practitioner through the National Council of Certified Dementia Care Practitioners (NCCDP.org). After a 30 year career in banking management and human resources, she began her second career of senior care in 2018. She served as Social Services Director throughout the pandemic at Cordova Health and Rehab, LLC in Cordova, Alabama - one of 50 facilities with NHS Management, LLC headquartered in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Heidi is grateful for this opportunity to serve as Director. She is looking forward to working with church leaders, the community, and congregation, to continue the program for revitalized and joyful success. Outside of her passion for senior and dementia care, Heidi is also a mixed media collage artist and shares her work at local shops around New Orleans.

Heidi can be reached via email by clicking here.

“We were so glad to find the Aden Program. We considered other programs targeted to older adults, but they either did not consider memory care or seemed more like day care.
- Participant

Each day in the Aden Program involves a variety of activities including social, creative, intellectual, spiritual and recreational programming along with a healthy lunch.

• Coffee and Conversation
• Group Crossword Puzzles
• Music

• Crafts
• Reminiscing
• Intergenerational Programs

• Art Therapy
• Card Games
• Front Porch Sittin’
• Show and Tell

“He really looks forward to getting together with his friends at the “lunch bunch” each Tuesday and Thursday. Meanwhile as a caregiver I get a needed break, for errands, appointments, lunch with friends, or sometimes just a bit of down time by myself.”
- Family Member

“...the volunteer assistants, visitors and guest speakers really enrich the program by sharing their numerous talents and life stories...smiles and hugs, and sometimes a puppy dog or two!”
- Family member

“I have always been among people – active, traveling, going to plays, etc. But I’ve been sitting at home alone. My fuzzy memory keeps me from going out and being involved in what I used to love. Our conversation and friendships here are so great for me.”
- Participant

“Good food, great companionship, and I enjoy sharing experiences with everyone.”
- Participant