ABOUT Our PLACE
Our PLACE will be a licensed, non-profit, non-sectarian adult day center. It will serve residents of Loudon and Monroe Counties, as well as surrounding communities, that have been diagnosed with mild to moderate Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia.
Land on which to construct Our PLACE has been donated for this purpose by the Tellico Community Foundation and the East Tennessee Foundation. It will be located opposite Food Lion at the intersection of SR 444 and SR 72 in Loudon. A building and operations fund campaign are currently underway, and construction plans have been finalized and have been sent to a selected final group of contractors. Groundbreaking is anticipated during the second quarter. A building fund has been established for this purpose and construction plans have been drawn and are pending approval of state and local agencies.
Hours of operation are being evaluated to ensure they are in line with community needs. Each day, participants will be offered a different program of activities suited to their abilities. These activities are designed to promote socialization and stimulation and may include music, exercise, crafts, games, pet therapy, reminiscence therapy and more. Whenever possible, activities will be theme-based, highlighting the seasons, holidays, birthdays, and other special occasions.
Our PLACE will serve beverages and provide snacks twice daily. Participants may bring a sack lunch from home or order a box lunch to be delivered.