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Via has an enduring reputation for providing vital support services to residents in the Mobile Area. GrandFriends, an adult day services program, is one of the most valuable benefits offered.

GrandFriends combines structured, supervised activities with a safe, affordable and comfortable environment for elderly adults with dementia or special physical needs. The program is available 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Program members can participate one day a week or up to five days. Program members routinely participate in socialization, recreation and exercise activities that are focused on maintaining independence, dignity and life enjoyment within the scope of their individual abilities. Breakfast, a hot lunch and an afternoon snack are provided daily.

The GrandFriends staff consists of Certified Nursing Assistants, a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, fitness trainers, and trained companions and volunteers. They are all dedicated to helping families who are confronted with the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related issues. The program is dedicated to providing care-givers with much needed respite. Family members and friends are able to continue their daily routines knowing that their loved one is in a caring environment that fosters safety and activity.

"Not being able to stay by herself, my mom attends the program full-time while I'm at work. Knowing she's in a safe environment gives me such a sense of security. There are not enough kind words for the place, the people, the security, the meals... everything!" J. Daughdrill


To learn more about this program please read the Application Process, call 251.470.5222 or e-mail cbailey@viamobile.org to schedule a tour and assessment.

 

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All individuals must complete a screening assessment to ensure eligibility.

The GrandFriends program is supported in part by the United Way of Southwest Alabama.