As most everyone in Central Vermont knows, Project Independence (PI) lost the roof at 81 N. Main St. on Saturday, July 8, 2017. We are pleased to say that no one was injured and repairs are underway.
Thanks to the support of the community, PI resumed providing services at a temporary location (131 So Main Street, Barre) at 7:00 AM Monday, July 17,2017. This is the site of the Barre Senior Center whose Board and Staff have graciously allowed PI to use the space for the next few weeks.
PI is open normal hours on Monday though Friday from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM. We continue providing quality services to our participants and families as we did in our own building, with a few exceptions: no showers or laundry.
We still serve a delicious and nutritious breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack along with providing a wide range of activities, entertainment and medical oversight.
PI can still reached by calling the 802-476-3630 number; please leave a message if no one is available to answer your call and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Please join Project Independence on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 from 4:30 – 6:00 PM for the following FREE program as we explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia!
Effective Communications Strategies
An education program by the Alzheimer’s Association; led by Pamela Beidler, VT Chapter Director of Programs & Outreach
Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us as we explore how communication takes place when someone has dementia, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.
Please register in advance by calling Project Independence – 802.476.3630
Light refreshments will be served