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A visit from therapy dogs and free Reiki treatments highlight Pleasantries' next Create a Better Day Cafe on Feb. 28
By Douglas Flynn / February 17, 2016

Pleasantries Adult Day and Consulting Services continues to provide support to those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or another dementia.

Pleasantries' "Create A Better Day Café" will hold its next session on Sunday, February 28, from 1-3 p.m. in Marlborough, and this session will feature a visit from Kodiac and Athena, Burnese Mountain Dogs from Therapy Dogs International, while complimentary Reiki treatments are being offered as well. Reiki aids in relaxation, can help relieve aches and pains, and has been shown to assist in mild cognitive impairment and caregiver burnout.

The Café offers an opportunity for people caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other dementia a chance to get some needed relief while still spending time with your loved one and other caregivers in a relaxed and welcoming setting. Held at Pleasantries Adult Day and Consulting Services (195 Reservoir Street, Marlborough, MA), the Café encourages socialization with other caregivers and loved ones where you can just be yourself. It provides an opportunity to get out with your loved one and have an enjoyable afternoon.  


Pleasantries owner and director Tammy Pozerycki describes the Café as “a time to step out of the daily routine, leave the disease at the door, and enjoy a positive experience in a supportive environment. The afternoon will consist of entertainment, conversation, music, arts, games, refreshments, and most importantly, laughter.”

There is no cost to participate in the program, which is open to anyone at any stage of the disease process who is accompanied by friends, family and loved ones.

Pleasantries also hosts an Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group on the second Monday of each month from 6-8 p.m.

For more information on the Create A Better Day Cafe or the Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group, please call Tammy at 508-481-0809 or email tammy@pleasantriesads.com. Due to the possibility of cancellation due to inclement weather or illness, please call prior to attending and listen to voice message for any updates.


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