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

Welcome Spring, and welcome the season of new beginnings and purposeful growth!  This time last year, we celebrated a wonderful beginning as we opened the doors to our beautiful, new building.  One year later, we are reaching capacity in our space and poised to expand our building, so that we can continue to meet the diverse needs of our participants, while serving more families in the community.  We are so excited 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 our "Give to Our Place" 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.  

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Celia Gruzalski

Executive Director


June 9th - Caregiver Support Group (2nd Friday each Month)

9 - 11 am Tellico Village Library

300 Irene Way

June 14th- Mens Support Group (3rd Wednesday each Month)

1 - 3 pm Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church

260 Wade Street, Loudon

October 7th - Walk to Remember (In support of Expansion Campaign)

10 am - 2 pm Lenoir City Park

Fun for the entire family. More information to come in July

Mary Ann Rupert Ride to Remember

On June 25th, Dr. Charlie Barnard, pastor of Wildwood Baptist Church, and his wife, Teresa, will begin a 9,000-mile motorcycle journey up the Alaskan Highway. This ride is part of a large community effort to enrich the lives of over 3500 seniors in our area who are experiencing difficulties with maintaining sustainment functions or suffering from the effects of Dementia-related diseases.

To learn more about the Mary Ann Ruppert Ride to Remember, click here to download an informative PDF file that provides all the details of the ride, the Departure Lunch, and the Return Dinner. We hope you will join us in bringing this needed effort for those less fortunate seniors living in our area by contributing to the “Ride to Remember,” and attending one or both of the lunch/dinner events.

Knoxville's WATE TV caught up with Charlie and Theresa – click here to watch their interview about the Mary Ann Rupert Ride to Remember.



The Legacy Sponsorship Program is a way through a donation to recognize a loved one, neighbor or friend whose life was impacted by a form of Dementia. It also recognizes individuals and organizations that have assisted in the development, ongoing operation, and expansion of Our PLACE. To learn more about this program click on the down arrow to the right of  "More" in the headings above, and then the down arrow to the left of "Give to Our PLACE". Finally click on the "Legacy Sponsor" tab that appears for information on both the Commemorative and Legacy Brick programs. 

Contact Us

103 Cheeyo Way

Loudon, TN 37774

(865) 657-7222