Since 2009, the Marietta, Georgia based Aloha to Aging, Inc. has been empowering and assisting family caregivers, aging are recipients, volunteers and the community on age and health care-related matters through support groups, a social adult day respite for seniors ages 55 and older with mild to moderate impairments, and educational and wellness programs. Aloha to Aging provides the guidance and tools to allow family caregivers to find resources and manage the stress associated with caregiving, along with engaging and therapeutically structured programs.
As the number of seniors continues to grow in the United States and the metro Atlanta area annually, the need for the organization has grown, too. We serve a 12-county area, focused mainly on (Cherokee, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, and Paulding) with ages ranging from 7 (grandchildren) to currently the oldest is 98 years of age.
Aloha’s mission is to empower family caregivers, aging care recipients, community members and volunteers in a positive, nurturing manner through quality, targeted programming.
Programs our organization offers include:
ALOHA DAY CLUB - Adult Day Respite
We keep the Aloha spirit alive in our social day program for those 55 and older who need engaging activities outside of their residence (and have mainly stopped driving). Our week-day therapeutic program incorporates exercises, music and stimulating activities and games along with discussions into each session.
10:30am – 1:00pm on Monday and Wednesdays ***Now offer extended hour
1:00pm – 2:00pm “Lunch Bunch” brown bag it!
LOCATION: Aloha to Aging, Inc. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2881 Canton Rd, Marietta, GA 30066
Wondering what the Aloha Day Club offers?
Engaging Conversation, StorytellingLive Music, Sing-A- Longs, Trivia, Group Games, Seated Circuit Exercise, Art Therapy, Rhythm in Sticks, Mind & Body Movement, Visit from Happy Tails, Birthday Celebration, Inter-generational Programs
Program Benefits: Allows for peace of mind knowing that Aloha to Aging, Inc. is providing a fun and nurturing environment for your loved one. - Dedicated staff and volunteers make your loved one’s comfort and adjustment to the group a top priority. - Provides you the opportunity for a much-needed break from the care giving role.
2 MONTHLY SUPPORT GROUPS: Alzheimer’s family caregivers and Parkinson’s Disease Carepartners.
WEEKLY PARKINSON'S DISEASE EXERCISE PROGRAM: Delay the DiseaseTM is an evidenced-based national fitness program designed to empower those living with Parkinson’s disease by optimizing their physical function and helping to delay the progression of symptoms.
Classes target Parkinson’s symptoms and emphasize large movements, loud voices, balance, strength development, flexibility, core and posture, endurance, mental acuity all designed to retrain the mind and body. Participants report improvement in quality of life, regained ability to successfully manage the disease, and maintenance of independence. This program targets daily functional challenges and symptom-specific fitness agendas. Exercise plans are adapted to all levels of the disease, valuable to newly diagnosed and progressed states alike. Email email@example.com for class fees. (Must have assessment prior to signing up)
A DAY IN THE LIFE- Hands-on AGING Simulation Workshop.
Offers small group breakouts that include hands-on simulations and games designed to show age-related health and cognitive challenges associated with everyday tasks, including hearing and vision loss, neuropathy, balance, aphasia and cognitive changes. , evidence-based programs provide family and professional caregivers as well as businesses and individuals who have interactions with persons with age-related health challenges an opportunity to better understand and serve them. Sharing the experience with peers helps individuals process lessons learned in a meaningful, memorable way, directing their focus on positive problem solving. Participants are asked to complete everyday tasks and games that mimic the challenges and frustration a person feels doing these tasks with impairments. Participants then become not only more compassionate, but also effective when dealing with care receivers.
Dementia-Based Art & Music Program
We have teamed up with talented area musicians and artists to provide a therapeutic and engaging experience for those individuals diagnosed with Dementia/Alzheimer’s. Participants will enjoy live music of varying genres, multiple art forms, all set to a theme to enhance this multi-sensory experience. This 4 week, 2 hour dementia- based program is geared to those who are in need of stimulation and engagement outside of their home. Families are provided 2 hour respite and each week and the opportunity to experience our "A Day In the Life" Hands-on Simulation Workshop.
Numerous monthly educational opportunities aimed to meet the needs and interests of seniors, family caregivers, area businesses and the community at large.