Adult Day Health & Alzheimer’s Day Health Centers
Serving the Everett, Medford, and Wakefield Areas
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The following testimonial statements represent a sampling of the comments and evaluations The Community Family receives when it seeks the input and opinions of clients and their families on the programs and services we provide. The staff uses such input to help shape and manage those programs and services and to strive for broader and deeper service to the people we serve.

These comments reflect the dedication of those who serve The Community Family – staff, volunteers and board members. They share commitment to and concern for our clients, as well as our mission and tradition of care … above and beyond, for each and every client who walks through our doors. These and other testimonials are included throughout the website under "What People Say".

“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.”

“I cannot thank you and the other [TCF] staff members enough for what you are doing for him – and for me. Knowing that he is at the center in the morning – and coming home with a much more positive view each day – really changes our lives. Oddly enough, it make me more optimistic about sustaining quality in daily life – for both of us.”

“My sister and I thank The Community Family – from the bottom of our hearts. Your knowledge and your expertise with Alzheimer’s calmed all of us – family and friends.”

“Your patience and support for victims with memory disorder was unlimited, and for this, we thank all of you! Your center was a truly wonderful place.”
“I would like to express my deepest gratitude for the wonderful care you provided my mother. I couldn’t have made it without your individual and group support, in addition to the informational sessions. Thank you! I learned a lot, and I learned quickly.”

“I’m writing to let you know how much I appreciate your help in caring for Dad. I don’t know what my family and I would do without such a great group of caring and dedicated people to care for him.”

“Thank you all again for the kindness you have shown to my family. My Mom was with you for only a short time, but the help and understanding shown by everyone there is something I will always remember.”

“. . . from the first visit we had at your program, we were so grateful that we had found a place like yours for our mother to attend. Every one of you seems to genuinely care about our Mom and about each person who attends your program. Every time we dropped her off or picked her up, there was a cheerful, caring and helpful person to greet her and send her on her way. You took the time to know her and what makes her happy.”

“You showed so much love, care and affection to her. She could feel it, and we also knew how well she was being taken care of by you all. It made it easier for us to go to work each day, just knowing how happy she was.”

“You made a very overwhelming time in our lives much easier.”

What People say

"I just want to express my sincere appreciation for all you have done. There are so many ways you have helped to make the situation easier and less stressful for us."


"Adults with Alzheimer's Disease or other memory impairment have a much better chance of retaining their skills if they use them. I recommend The Community Family because it gets elders out of the house and maintains their skills - and because they enjoy it."


The Everett Center

Address: 106 Wyllis Avenue
Everett, MA 02149
Phone: 617-389-4500

The Medford Center

Address: 121 Washington Street
Medford, MA 02155
Phone: 781-395-5542

The Dutton Center

Address: 1117 Main Street
Wakefield, MA 01880
Phone: 781-246-2820

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