Our PLACE Adult Day Center

"Creating Moments of Joy..."

Our PLACE Mission

Our Mission is to improve quality of life by providing a day program of care, social interaction, and therapeutic activities in a safe and nurturing environment to senior adults living with Alzheimer's or other dementia-related diseases. Our PLACE works to support caregivers and care partners through respite, support, education, and resources.

Our PLACE Update


With Spring approaching, we look forward to new opportunities, new growth, and we celebrate it. We truly have been so blessed to have such amazing supporters who believe in our mission and want to get behind it. I’m excited to see what this new chapter brings and where it takes us, the sky's the limit!! We are well on our way to being the best individual non-profit Adult Day Center in Eastern Tennessee.


Our Phase I expansion is well under way and we are hopeful for its completion some time in mid May. This affords us the opportunity to service more with Alzheimer’s/ dementia and we are so grateful!! However, we cannot do this alone. We have started our Capital Campaign to kickoff our fundraising efforts for Phase II to fund our second activity area. This will provide a second space to better serve our people. We are targeting FY28 for completion of this phase.


If you have any questions about how Our PLACE can help your family through our services and support, please contact me at (865) 657-7222 or director@ourplacetn.org.  


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Sarah Martin

Executive Director

Save The Date

June 14th  ●  Caregiver Support Group (2nd Friday of each month)  ●  9 -11 AM at Tellico Village Library, 300 Irene Way, Loudon, TN.

June 19th  ●  Mens Support Group (3rd Wednesday each month)  ●  1 - 3 PM at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, 260 Wade Street, Loudon TN.

October 5th  ●  Walk 2 Remember  ●  9:30 AM -12:30 PM at Lenoir City Park.

Our PLACE Annual Walk 2 Remember

Across America in the fall of each year, millions of people join together in a Walk 2 Remember the individuals and families affected by the early effects of Alzheimer's and other dementia-related diseases. On October 5, 2024, from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, at Lenoir City Park, Our PLACE will hold our 2nd annual Walk 2 Remember for those affected individuals and families in our area.

All proceeds will be used to support the daily programs and activities in our newly expanded facility. Our vision, supported by you, is to provide the best independent, nonprofit adult day programs in East TN. Please walk with us on this special day to help us provide more Moments of Joy in our participants' lives.

⬅️  Click the image on the left to learn more about how you can participate in, or sponsor, this event and help make a difference in someone's life. 



Our PLACE Phase II Capital Campaign

 Your support is greatly appreciated by the families of those affected...

We have now been serving our community since March of 2022. Since then Our PLACE has provided help and assistance to countless individuals and caregivers through our in-house programs, Caregiver Workshops and Outreach Programs. Our PLACE has provided ‘Moments of Joy’ to many families. 

We have learned a lot in dealing with the various aspects of dementia.  Space constraints have become our main issue due to how participants are progressing through the disease, mobility issues, and resulting activity setup constraints. We are also reaching capacity for attendance. The need for a second activity area has become imperative to continued quality service to our community and financial stability. The need is great as the American Alzheimer’s Association estimates that there are over 4700 individuals impacted by Alzheimer's/Dementia in Loudon and Monroe County alone. 

To address this need, we engaged Main Street Architecture to design a Phase I expansion plan to meet our medium term needs, and this important phase is well underway and will be completed May 15th; the total cost for this phase is $250k. This expansion gives us much needed space to make it even more comfortable for our participants as well as adding additional capacity to serve more families in the communities we serve.


Our planned Phase II expansion calls for ~1,000 square foot addition to our facility. This expansion will not only allow us to double the number of participants and the families we can support, it will allow us to incorporate additional programs. This Phase II expansion is estimated to cost $500k and we hope to have it underway three years from now. 


Another important aspect of Phase II is it puts us much closer to our financial break even point and allows us to be less reliant on fundraising, grant writing and donations to cover operational expenses, and instead refocus our fundraising efforts to support our participants and their caregivers, outreach and education, scholarships and further improvements in our programs allowing us to create even more "Moments of Joy". Learn more about this program.

Join the Fun on Facebook

Our family of Facebook followers continues to grow, so to keep you updated, please join us on Facebook! Did you know when you type the words Our PLACE in a post or anywhere in your own Facebook timeline, you can click on the "Our PLACE" link that appears and it will link your post directly to the Our PLACE Facebook page. Doing this is so helpful in terms of spreading the word about our efforts to continue providing Moments of Joy for the many families suffering from Alzheimer's and other dementia-related diseases. Join us on Facebook and be sure to Follow us!

Contact Us

103 Cheeyo Way

Loudon, TN 37774

(865) 657-7222

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