Our Programs

Social Adult Day programs provide your loved one a pleasant, safe and supervised social experience of music, games, food and fun. Costs associated with social day programs vary depending on the provider. WNYACP can fund and supplement program participation.

For information about social adult day services throughout Western New York, go to the Adult Day Services information on the Alzheimer’s Association website.  


In-home Respite can be an option for caregivers who need a brief break at specified times/days for appointments, social obligations or just a much-needed rest.

In-home respite is provided by a community certified home care agency which places professional staff in the home for care needs and supervision while the caregiver is away.

Would you like a break to do errands, go to your medical appointments, exercise, go to lunch with a friend or just relax?

Contact NY Connects 800-342-9871.


Overnight Respite may be helpful for the caregiver whose loved one needs longer periods of assistance and supervision. Caregivers who will be out of town, require surgery or another medical procedure, or who simply need consecutive days/nights to ”recharge” find this option helpful. Overnight respite, provided by an area licensed care community, is often referred to as a pre-planned temporary or “vacation” stay.

Contact NY Connects 800-342-9871.


In Home Companion service involves dedicated and trained volunteers who are available to spend time with your loved one as a companion while you take care of your own needs.  Companions provide friendship, socialization and supervision for your loved one. Playing cards, board games, conversation and sharing smiles are their specialty.

Contact NY Connects 800-342-9871.


Enrichment events

WNYACP volunteers and partners engage in arranging fun and interesting social events throughout the community for caregivers and their loved ones to join in together. These occasional outings and monthly Memory Cafés encourage the caregiver to re-engage with their loved one – rebuild and strengthen relationships based solely on sharing a happy experience together

Memory Café groups offer caregivers and loved ones an opportunity to spend time together in a controlled and comfortable setting where they can enjoy music old and new, a light snack, meet other caregivers and loved ones and make new friends. WNYACP Volunteers arrange a monthly social hour centered around music appreciation and socialization.

Contact your local county Office for the Aging: