Volunteers of America Sundance Program: Lambert House

Volunteers of America Adult Day Centers was awarded an Innovative Grant from the Department of Human Services to create a program that will serve individuals with late stage dementia.  The Sundance program is intentionally designed to capture the time of day that individuals with dementia may experience an increase in distressing behaviors known as "sundowning."  These behaviors can include wandering, resistance to care, confusion, and agitation.  Many of these behaviors have been shown to stem from unmet needs, including boredom and frustration from inactivity. 

Sundance will focus on two primary evidence-based interventions for this population:  music therapy and a multi-sensory environment.  The program will operate at Lambert House in Portland (2600 SE 170th Avenue) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3pm-8pm, starting January 2015 and extending throughout the year.  

Volunteers of America are looking for eligible participants for this program!  Please contact Alison at abookman@voaor.org or call 503-760-2075.

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