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That's What Friends Are For

Dionne Warwick had a hit song several decades ago that describes the importance of friends:

Keep smilin', keep shinin'

Knowing you can always count on me for sure

That's what friends are for

For good times and bad times

I'll be on your side forever more

That's what friends are for

Warwick could have been describing Among Friends where we do a lot of smiling and shining, where we enjoy one another's company and have lots of fun.

Whether engaged in a woodworking project, making Valentine's cookies, practicing hand and eye coordination with bright balloons, or just having a delicious lunch together, Among Friends participants, caregivers, and volunteers know that our program is a wonderful place to be for a few hours every week.

Research shows that social interaction has many positive effects on people with memory loss. Engaging with others

  • Stimulates the brain and may slow down cognitive decline

  • Provides emotional support--reducing depression, anxiety, and loneliness

  • Encourages communication skills

  • Boosts the mood--producing a greater sense of happiness and contentment

  • Allows for a sense of belonging and purpose

If your loved one is experiencing memory loss, please contact Among Friends at 715-293-2561 for more information.


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