A group helping caregivers of those affected by dementia and offering a social club for those experiencing memory loss is looking for some community support.
Tim’s Place, which meets twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. each Thursday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave., is hosting “Let’s Empower Tim’s Place for a Bright Future,” an online auction from 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, through 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28.
View items now at biddingowl.com/TimsPlace.
Some of the bigger items in the auction include a two-night stay at Beach Garden Cottage in Sequim, and a two-person flight in a 172 Cessna from Sequim to Port Townsend to have lunch at the Spruce Goose Café.
About the group
Tim’s Place provides respite for caregivers of people experiencing dementia. At the same time, “Tim’s” provides a social club for those experiencing memory loss. The group is designed to relieve the caregivers, and afford them free time so they can run errands, take care of business, or engage in self-care, according to the group’s website (timsplace-sequim.com).
“Knowing their loved one is socializing, building friendships, and participating in programs proven to encourage community and support cognitive skills, caregivers return to find their participant is more engaged, sharper, and valued — at Tim’s, everyone has a task and helps out,” group representatives say.
Activities change frequently and include crafts, music, gentle exercise, and memory games. Beyond providing respite care, Tim’s has created a community of strong, beneficial relationships for those experiencing memory loss.
Group participants must be able to ambulate (use of a cane, walker, or wheelchair are acceptable). They must be able to eat independently, use the toilet independently (absorbent briefs are acceptable), and engage and function cooperatively in group activities and discussions.