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Oakwood Creative Care Day Clubs

Nonprofit Adult Day Clubs & Dementia Support

Discover the Difference
Community Can Make!

"Innovative Support for Members & Their Families

At Oakwood Creative Care, you’ll find a supportive community providing so much more than just “adult day centers” or “day care for seniors”.

In our day clubs located throughout east valley Arizona, you’ll discover experts who are passionate about helping those with dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or stroke. Through enjoyable engagement activities and exploration, our members find new talents and hobbies every day.

Our Dementia Hub cultivates a community of care partners through various family support services. We offer Memory Cafés, support groups, and dementia coaching sessions with our experts who are passionate to ease the burden on care partners, so their loved one can remain living at home.

In short, we believe in “treatment beyond a pill” and will support your loved one to retain their sense of independence and ensure they feel respected and dignified."


A care model that sparks JOY for older adults

"The care model for seniors in our clubs offers a new paradigm of thinking for home and community-based services. We’re committed to creating a fun, supportive, and engaging space which inspires moments of JOY. Our senior care model honors personhood, aim to enhance self-esteem, decrease anxiety and depression, and ignite purpose.

When visiting OCC clubs, you won’t find “locked facilities”. We believe that when people are locked up and restrained, it increases agitation and aggression. Further, you won’t find our instructors and team members wearing scrubs. Members won’t be playing bingo, or sitting around watching tv — and stuffed babies or coloring sheets will be nowhere in sight!

A big part of what makes our clubs so unique is the innovative engagement “curriculum” we’ve created. This curriculum includes classes and programs designed to reflect your loved one’s strengths and interests, while encouraging independence and self-esteem; improving communication and creativity; reducing anxiety/depression; improving quality of life; and fostering lifelong learning.

Thanks to the resources we provide, you and others within your family will find many benefits, as well. You’ll be able to remain at work, reduce risk of hospitalization and falls, increase your own quality of life, and decrease family stress and caregiver burnout."


The Perfect Place Engagement Club in Sun Lakes is the nearest location:

23914 S Alma School Rd
Sun Lakes, AZ 85248
(Behind Risen Savior Lutheran Church, far west end. Follow the signs for The Perfect Place!)


Current club hours:
Monday — Friday
10:00a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

10 Steps for Healthy Aging

Living a healthy lifestyle becomes even more important for better aging. The things we do to keep body and heart healthy—nutritious diet, physical activity, and social connections – also can help promote brain health and wellness. Here are 10 steps for successful aging:

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America 322 Eighth Avenue, 16th Floor New York, NY 10001


Copper Creek Inn - Memory Care Community, Hourly & Respite Care

Memory care is not an afterthought.
It’s our only thought.

"Reminiscence is a powerful way to connect with those living with a form of dementia, Alzheimer’s, or memory loss. Our specialized community environments and personalized care model reconnect your loved ones to their cherished memories—helping to create a deep sense of purpose for them. At Koelsch, your loved one’s uniqueness is honored as a lady or gentleman served by ladies and gentlemen."

Welcome to Distinctive Memory Care including hourly & Respite Care

Check this link for more information.

2200 W. Fairview St., Chandler, AZ 85224

In addition to residential Memory Care, Copper Creek Inn offers Hourly & Respite Care.

They offer Hourly and Respite Care Programs seven days a week. Your loved one may stay for just a few hours, or a full day as needed. We work around your schedule for your convenience.


Can I Prevent Dementia?

"As you age, you may have concerns about the increased risk of dementia. You may have questions, too. Are there steps I can take to prevent it? Is there anything I can do to reduce my risk? There are currently no approaches that have been proven to prevent Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. However, as with many other diseases, there may be steps you can take to help reduce your risk."

Check out this article from Can I Prevent Dementia? (

Angel Adult Day Care Center

Bringing Cheer, Comfort, Compassion, and Care to each Participant

"Angel Adult Day Center acts as an alternative or supplement to home care, and an alternative to moving to assisted living or a nursing home to receive care. Our center enables continued community-based living for individuals with physical and cognitive limitations and provides respite for their caregivers. We also offer exercise classes and activities for those active seniors that just want a place to socialize and stay active with their mind and bodies. Our program and activities are designed to include all skill levels that will enrich the mind and body. At Angel Adult Day Center we believe that no two individuals are the same, therefore our staff takes the time to get to know all of our members as we assist them in doing what they love.

For more information check the website.

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