Community Based Organization: Spotlight on Alzheimer’s Activity Center

Pamela Steinke, Alzheimer's Activity CenterPamela and Gary Steinke opened the Alzheimer’s Activity Center in 1986. As the first large capacity dementia-specific adult day care program in the country, the center offers a unique approach to caring for those with Alzheimer’s and memory loss. This center allows its members freedom of movement and socialization in a safe, secure environment.

The Alzheimer’s Activity Center is built on a serene, landscaped campus. It is a secure facility allowing freedom to move about the 1/4 acre campus, indoors or outside. Pamela notes that members who are able to move around freely have less stress and anxiety and maintain a level of independence. Services offered by the center include a resource library, an exercise and wellness program, a men’s group, and many other activities, keeping club members engaged throughout their day.

Members often participate in crafts with the children from the Rosa Elena Childcare Center, also on site. As executive director Judith Jones says, “An active senior is a healthy senior!” Seniors who are active during the day have a more restful night’s sleep.

Outreach partners provide transportation for club members, and Bateman provides lunches. A gem for the Silicon Valley community, Alzheimer’s Activity Center is located in San Jose and provides a unique approach to continued wellness for those with Alzheimer’s. Donations are always appreciated by the Alzheimer’s Activity Center! Sourcewise has been a proud financial contributor to this organization for over 25 years.

For more information on services provided by the Alzheimer’s Activity Center and other services throughout Santa Clara County, speak with the Community Resource Specialists of Sourcewise: (408) 350-3200, option 1.

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