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- $50 supports one Music Therapy, Yoga, Art, or other special class
- $100 pays for an entertainer’s performance
- $150 supports a week of transportation
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Specialized Memory Loss Programs
The Community Family offers adults with memory loss specialized adult day health programs at our Medford and Lowell Centers. We pioneered this specialized care more than 30 years ago. Our services extend to include the respite, support and education we provide to family members.
OUR ADULT DAY HEALTH CENTER
The Everett Center
The Everett center is a magnificent building in a quiet, residential area that features many state-of-the-art amenities including a lovely backyard and patio. It is the largest of TCF’s four centers with a capacity of 70 participants. The Everett center is a magnificent building in a quiet,
The Medford Center
The Medford center is the first adult day health program in Massachusetts to specialize in care for those with memory loss. It is housed in a renovated, historic train station. The beautifully remodeled building includes a large, attractive outdoor area with a memory garden and shaded patio.
The Dutton Center
The Dutton Center is the newest of The Community Family’s four centers, having been procured in March 2019. However, the Center has been around since 1978, including the past 21 years at its current location. It is well-established and highly respected in the region.
“Community Family made tolerable the unbearable tragedy of Alzheimer’s. Your contribution to the community is critical, but your spirits and upbeat attitude are even more amazing. We will never forget you; your example is living proof of a living love.”
“To bring Mom in and watch you greet her with such open, loving arms, then graciously lead her into the ‘club,’ was awe inspiring. You do your jobs with such devotion, love and creativity!”
“The center was nothing less than extraordinary. You are all thoughtful, compassionate people. You treated my husband with dignity and respect and allowed him to maintain a level of normalcy, which would not have been possible without the daily care you provided him. Your compassion extended to me as well, giving me peace of mind for a few hours daily knowing that he was receiving excellent care.”
“In life, there are many unpleasant things to endure. Luckily, for the people faced with these problems, there are often family members to help them through. Other times, help comes from another form of “family.” The Community Family staff is, without a doubt, there to help and forever remains an extension of our [own] family. As a community, we should appreciate a program that truly is perfectly named, for the staff at The Community Family are extraordinary extensions of so many families.”
“You all treated Nana with such love and care, I never had to worry when she went to the ‘club.’ It takes strong, loving, caring and empathetic people to do what you do. Thank you all so much for your support over the years. You made my Nana smile, which means more to me than you know.”
“My family and I cannot thank you enough for the time, patience and understanding you’ve shown to our family and our mother. All of you have helped to preserve our mother’s pride and dignity while she dealt with such a devastating disease.”
Medford center staff visited some long-missed clients, dropping off bags of goodies to their homes. But this wasn’t just regular dressed staff. This was Cyndi the clown and Fatima the large blow-up person (sumo wrestler?). These two characters also made an appearance at Anne Sbraccia’s 100th birrthday bash. Transported by Medford center driver Joe and…
Participants are unable to come to The Community Family right now, so we took TCF to their homes. To a small degree, anyhow. Everett center Activity Director Merrill put goody bags together that were then dropped off by van driver Mike. Colored pencils and a summertime booklet to color were featured items in the bags,…
Medford center participant Anne Sbraccia turned 100 years old and she chose to celebrate this milestone birthday at her second home, The Community Family. While the center is closed, the front of the center and parking lot made for a great parade route this morning! Family members, friends and Medford center staff all participated in…
The Community Family’s doors have now been closed for more than two months and we remain unsure when we may be able to re-open. The health and safety of our participants is paramount but we are getting a little restless as we watch our hair grow out. To better stay in touch with our friends…
The Community Family has closed its four centers to prevent and slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We have made this difficult decision based on the recommendations of the CDC. We are monitoring the situation daily to determine when we can reopen. Our nursing and social service staff will be keeping in touch with…
The Annual Medford Jingle Bell Festival was a rousing success once again! Festivities included a Holiday Tree Display and Raffle at Medford City Hall and Holiday House Tours followed by receptions. The Community Family’s Medford center has been the beneficiary of proceeds from this event since it started 21 years ago. We have received over…
The Community Family’s 2018 Annual Report is completed and available right here. They have been mailed out to 1,000+ clients, families, supporters and friends. The Report has a theme of Music, which is so prevalent at all of our centers. The photos are of a lower resolution than the original in order to upload onto…
Tony Piccolo, a member of the Medford-Malden Elks Lodge #915 and President of the Massachusetts Elks Association, made a donation to The Community Family’s Medford center for the third consecutive year. All members of the MA Elks Association leadership get to make donations from the association to a non-profit of their choice and Tony has…
Attached is a copy of the mailing sent out to families and health providers of Dutton Center participants, as well as to other constituents of The Community Family. In addition, they will be dropped off at pertinent locations in Wakefield and Melrose, spreading word about TCF as new owners of the Dutton Center. View PDFRead More
The Community Family has produced a marketing piece that promotes our relationship with the Veterans. Our Everett, Medford and Lowell centers all have contracts with the Veterans Administration for Vets to receive free services. Because of this, those three centers consistently have a number of veterans that attend. Beyond this, each center does extracurriculur activities…