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Peer L.

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Review for Barrington Area Council on Aging, Inc., Barrington, IL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered with the Bacoa respite program, A Day Out, for the past 7 years. It is impossible to fully describe the difference this program makes to both clients and caregivers as they navigate the daily challenges of living with dementia, particularly Alzheimer's. Caregivers are given regular opportunities to take a break and attend to personal needs. Clients are given opportunities to "be themselves", be creative, and socialize as they care and share with fellow participants. We volunteers often comment that the day just flies by; and that we go home with new energy that comes straight from the hearts of the people we serve.

Role:  Volunteer