Time for You is held from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays with program staff and caring volunteers who are specially trained in caring for individuals experiencing memory loss. A family-style lunch is provided each day by our local Black River Memorial Food Service Department, offering healthy meals that cater to the dietary needs of each participant. Volunteers engage in one-on-one or group activities, shaped to the needs of each participant. Some stimulating activities include puzzles and games, music, craft projects, baking, chair yoga, and stretches. Interfaith partners with local schools and other organizations to provide intergenerational companionship during some of these activities.
Interfaith partners with our local ADRC’s Dementia Care Specialist, who attends this program, offering outreach support with wrap-around services to help families, caregivers, and their loved ones.
A daily participation fee of $15 is billed bi-monthly. This fee doesn’t cover the cost of program expenses though, donations are greatly appreciated to help continue with our Time for You Programing success.
TFY provides stimulating activities for those experiencing memory loss, valuable resources for family members, and a few hours of respite for caregivers. To schedule a screening assessment and learn more about what TFY has to offer you, please call us at 715-284-7058.
Interfaith collaborates with our local Hansen’s IGA to offer weekly grocery deliveries to our aging and home bound population. Interfaith connects with their G2G participants to log individual grocery orders every Tuesday before noon. These grocery orders are sent to Hansen’s IGA to be filled. On Wednesday mornings, Interfaith volunteers and business partners are designated to pick-up and deliver groceries to their assigned Jackson County routes. Hansen’s payment options include on-file payment cards. Volunteers can also deliver payments back to the store by check or cash.
We are proud to partner with area businesses and groups that assist us in delivering groceries. Our current G2G partners are Black River Country Bank, Black River Falls School District, Co-op Credit Union and Regal of Black River Falls. Partners volunteer at least once a month, delivering groceries to home bound individuals. If you or your agency would like to volunteer, please call Interfaith @ 715-284-7058.
Interfaith Volunteers provide in-county transportation for care-receivers. Volunteers drive their vehicles to pick up care receivers and take them to medical appointments, area church sermons, grocery store shopping, or to other social gatherings. Please call three to five business days in advance to schedule a ride. This gives Interfaith staff enough time to find a driver for each request.
Jackson United Mentoring Program (JUMP)
Interfaith partners with our local school counselors and teachers to connect each mentor volunteer with a designated student in need of an adult role model. Once a match is coordinated by the counselor, the Mentor may begin to meet with their student for one hour while school is in session each week. This allotted time is dedicated to creating a healthy, supportive, relationship while bonding within the comfort of the school setting. Craft and game bins are offered at each school location for engaging activities for social interaction. This program is directed towards first through fifth graders but may continue through Middle School if the student wishes. Interfaith is always looking for more volunteers to assist with this program for all locations in the Jackson County school districts.