"Creating Moments of Joy..."


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.


Summer is finally here, but here at Our Place, it's always sunny!  We visit faraway places through travelogues and stories, our visitors are often of the furry variety, and our summer concerts are many times member led.  Either way, our summers look a lot like yours - focused on connecting with others and discovering moments of joy.  

Our excitement is growing as we are poised to expand our building, so that we can continue to meet the diverse needs of our participants, and serve more families in the community.  We are so passionate about this purposeful direction, and we hope you will come grow with us!  For more information on how you can support our expansion efforts, please visit the "Give to Our Place" page and the Capital Campaign Giving Opportunities page.

If you have any questions about how Our PLACE can help your family through our services and support, please contact our Executive Director, Celia Gruzalski, at 

865-657-7222, or director@ourplacetn.org.  

Don't forget to follow the fun on Facebook!


Celia Gruzalski

Executive Director

Save The Date

September 8th  ●  Caregiver Support Group (2nd Friday each Month)  ●  9 -11 AM Tellico Village Library, 300 Irene Way, Loudon, TN

September 20th  ●  Mens Support Group (3rd Wednesday each Month)  ●  1 - 3 PM at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, 260 Wade Street, Loudon TN

October 7th  ●  Walk to Remember (In support of the Expansion Campaign)  ●  10 AM - 2 PM at Lenoir City Park. Fun for the entire family! Please plan to join us. See more information below.

October 19th  ●  "Autumn on My Mind" (Dinner & Entertainment Benefitting Our PLACE Adult Day Center)  ●  5 - 8 PM at Premier Residences at Tellico Village, 150 Chatuga Drive West, Loudon TN. Click to view or download more information.

Walk 2 Remember & Car Show

The Our PLACE Walk 2 Remember & Car Show will take place at the Lenoir City Park on October 7, 2023. Proceeds will be used by Our PLACE to support their daily programs and help raise funds for an expansion. The expansion is being driven by the overwhelming success of Our PLACE during its first year and the growing need to help more families impacted by Alzheimer's and other Dementia related diseases in our community.

A fun day of activities for the entire family! Cars, food trucks, music and much more!

This year's Walk 2 Remember is a combined effort of Our PLACE and two local Rotary Clubs (Tellico Village & Lenoir City), along with the volunteer support of dozens of individuals from these two organizations and many others in the local area. Visit the Walk 2 Remember website for more information and register to walk as an individual, or put together a team.

Our PLACE Capital Campaign

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

We have now been serving our community for fifteen months. During these months, Our Place has provided help for 38 families, and over 185 more through our Caregiver Workshops and countless others through our Outreach Programs. But space constraints have become our main issue due to how participants are progressing through the disease, mobility issues, and resulting activity setup constraints.

You can help us create more Moments of Joy by participating in our Capital Campaign for the Expansion of Our PLACE & Establishment of an Endowment Fund. 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