Millman center at Contra Costa JCC gets a new name

The Millman Respite Center at the Contra Costa JCC in Walnut Creek announced last month that it has changed its name to the Millman Adult Day Program.

The change was made in order to more accurately reflect the services it offers, JCC officials said.

“Our new name better symbolizes the valuable services we provide to the community,” said Marvelyn Davis, director of the Millman Adult Day Program.

“Our program provides opportunities for memory-impaired individuals and their families to enjoy a higher quality of life by providing a dignified and lively adult day program where participants can reminisce, dance, sing and engage in therapeutic activities with their peers,” Davis added.

Begun in 1986, the Millman Adult Day Program is a program of the Contra Costa JCC and Acalanes Adult Education. It offers activities for individuals facing memory impairment due to Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, stroke and related dementia disorders.

The program also provides caregiver services, support and referral services. A library, open to the public and free of charge, contains a wealth of information addressing the daily challenges faced by families and caregivers of people with memory impairment; nearly 100 books and DVDs are available for checkout, as are videos, brochures and newsletters.

For more information about the Millman Adult Day Program, contact Davis at (925) 938-7800 ext. 257, e-mail [email protected], or visit www.ccjcc.org/millman.