The Bridge program is the only program in this area that answers to the needs of this particular population. We have strong collaborations with the Somali Senior Family Services where the needs and challenges are voiced. The need for this program far exceeds any other attempt that has been made to answer to the multiple care givers challenges that is encountered everyday.
The Bridge program is unique by meeting the caregiver where they are at the Somali Senior Family Services Center. Many of the families will come to their center for services and support and we are that bridge that links them to the community outside of their community.
By utilizing existing community based programs combined with our services we are able to bring relief to these caregivers. The Bridge program offers the following services for the care givers as well as the linkages to the community:
a. Support groups
b. Respite stays
c. Monthly massage therapy
d. Translation services
e. Alzheimer’s disease education sessions
f. Caregivers nutrition classes