Everyone loves to celebrate a birthday – even those with serious dementia can enjoy it. Because some of our members have challenges with short-term memory we are almost certain they will quickly forget the “party.” At OPICA, our focus is joy, and we know that creating a simple celebration produces a positive and happy vibe that a member with or without memory can enjoy.
Positive emotions can linger for days in someone with dementia, long after the specific cause is forgotten. While birthdays can bring back memories that we’ve accumulated over a lifetime, at OPICA, celebrating a birthday is celebrating the “moment” where members are surrounded by familiar faces, happy music, and good fun. Whether turning 9 or 99, everyone deserves a party.
For more than 35 years OPICA Adult Day Program and Counseling Center has provided a comprehensive set of programs and services to meet the needs of families throughout all stages of memory loss, contributing to an overall improved quality of life for client’s and their loved ones.
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