Improving Lives with Dignity

What is Daybreak?

Daybreak is a daytime social program for adults living with early-stage dementia. Our goal is to provide a daily program that:

  • Allows each guest the opportunity to interact with others experiencing memory loss/dementia.

  • Offers activities that support good brain health and independence.

  • Fosters creativity through individual interests and hobbies.

  • Creates a sense of purpose and belonging for each guest.

  • Models healthy food choices.

Our guests feel a sense of community when they attend our program. They spend their day surrounded by friends and peers while actively engaging in meaningful and purpose filled activities to support a healthy and happy lifestyle.

Activities Include:

  • Socialization with peers

  • Current event discussions

  • Gentle body movement to support physical health

  • Musical entertainment

  • Community outings

  • Nutritious snacks and lunch

  • Games and activities that stimulate brain health

  • Arts, crafts and other special interests

  • Educational presentations from community members

All activities are crafted to ensure guest success in a fun, and supportive environment.

Why Consider Daybreak?

  • Helps maintain independence and the ability to live at home longer.

  • Keeps individuals safe.

  • Allows caregivers an opportunity to attend appointments, run errands, focus on self-care, and rest, etc.

  • Promotes social and community engagement that is beneficial for the brain, body and soul.

The Daybreak Value

The daily guest fee of $75.00 includes:

• Trained dementia-capable staff and volunteers with over 25 years of experience.

• Daily nutritious snacks and lunch meal

• Five hours of activities and programming in a fun, interactive and safe environment.

• Community outings

• Consultations with the Caregiver Specialist and/or Dementia Care Specialist.

• Caregiver support programs include:

• monthly support groups

• loaner library

• educational caregiver workshops.

If cost is a barrier, caregiver assistance programs may be available. Please inquire about your options with the Caregiver Specialist.


If transportation to/from the program is a barrier to attending, transportation options may be available for an additional fee. Inquire with the Caregiver Specialist about transportation

Locations and Times

Our program is based in two different community settings to ensure our guests are able to interact with other residents of the community.

Program Hours: 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

We recommend guests attend at least one day/week to ensure their success.

Barron: Monday

First United Methodist Church, 154 Memorial Dr, Barron, WI 54812

Rice Lake: Thursday

Rice Lake Senior Center, 12 W Humbird St, Rice Lake, WI 54868

For more information or to schedule a visit, contact the Caregiver Specialist at 715-537-6225 or