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.

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

Our program thrives on volunteers!

Volunteers do not need to have special talents - just come as you are and experience the magic of the Aden Program that we have created! College and high school students interested in volunteering should contact Director Kasey Bealer at aden@scapc.org.

Recent Activities

As we kicked off the new year, we enjoyed a new Armchair Travel series! We saw one participant’s journey through Europe and then learned about Florida. We had a great time as we reminisced about other travel adventures and learned some fun new facts along the way.

We celebrated the Christmas season with reindeer games! We have fun crafts and parties planned this month with the SCAPC nursery school children and friends at the Kinship Senior Center. We will be welcoming two new participants this month also!

Our Staff

KASEY BEALER, Aden Program Director: Kasey is a native New Orleanian and has been providing social support and engagement for people living with dementia for the last 20 years. As a certified dementia trainer and consultant, she conducts hands-on educational seminars, therapeutic engagement, and an educational Care Partner Support Series. In addition to her knowledge and skill, Kasey brings light-hearted fun to programming focused on bringing value and purpose to people living with dementia. She enjoys sewing, camping, hiking, and is actively involved in Scouts BSA with her children and husband.

Kasey can be reached via email by clicking here, or at (504) 710-6345.

KAT SONGY, Aden Program Assistant Director: Kat brings years of caregiving experience to the program, combined with a wealth of creativity and fun. When Kat isn’t at the Aden Program, she loves sewing, working in her garden, spending time with her grandchildren, and traveling to see friends and family. Kat is also the mother of Aden Program Director Kasey Bealer!

Testimonials

“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

“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

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