Adult Day Services - South Whidbey Center at Bayview
Adult Day Program
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday 10am – 2pm
Tuesdays – 10am – 4pm
Island Senior Resources(at Bayview)
14594 SR 525
Langley, WA 98260
The day program fees are $9.81 – $18.75 per hour (minimum 4 hours) depending on income. This includes:
- Two experienced staff facilitators for up to 12 participants.
- Focused, inspiring discussion.
- Hot beverages & snacks.
- Skilled facilitation of meaningful activities (including any supplies needed).
- A graciously served nutritious lunch.
- Carefully-guided exercise.
- Personal Care support.
Free transport to and from Time Together may be available through Paratransit.
Some caregivers may be eligible for respite through the Family Caregivers Support Program.
Time Together also utilizes experienced volunteers to assist during program.
Senior adults with physical or cognitive impairments associated with stroke, Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s and other challenging physical conditions experience obstacles that can lead to social isolation and depression. At our Time Together program, participants enjoy a unified, uplifting community that is uniquely theirs. Folks are among friends who are happy to hear their stories, learn about and share experiences. Time Together has been a valued service of Island Senior Resources since 1997.
When at Time Together, participants form a cohesive “family” where differences are accepted, where laughter, tears and precious moments are shared.
Enriching activities enjoyed by Time Together participants include music, dancing, exercise for the body and mind, hands-on creative projects, outings, gardening, lively discussions, and games.
If you are a 24-hour caregiver, you need to stay physically and emotionally healthy. To do so, you need time and space away from your role as caregiver. You can take advantage of this wonderful opportunity for social engagement for your loved one who might otherwise be isolated at home. Time Together meets Monday to Friday from 10am-2pm, with extended hours on Tuesdays from 10am-4pm at the Island Senior Resources (Bayview) and offers respite to caregivers and meaningful engagement for participants.
If you would like to find out more, don’t hesitate to reach out to Program Director Mel Watson at:
MEL WATSON – DIRECTOR
Phone – (360) 321-1623
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Born in the United Kingdom and growing up in Australia, Mel has over 25 years of experience in leadership for project management as an international independent musician. She has collaborated with numerous, non-profits and has collaborated on professional works in music and dance for people with special needs. Mel has been a caregiver to family members and has been serving participants and their families at Time Together Adult Day Services since 2013. Mel has a deep respect for all people, and is committed to offering high quality meaningful programming, honoring the participants, their families and the community that she serves, by being present to their needs and wishes. Mel proudly continues the almost 20 year legacy of care that Time Together Adult Day Services has provided to caregivers and their families. Mel is a Buddhist meditation practitioner and has been teaching meditation in Seattle, and on Whidbey Island for over 10 years. She lives on Whidbey Island with her spouse, and their menagerie of feathered and furry family members.
MELANIE LOWEY – ACTIVITY COORDINATOR/SUPPORT
Melanie brings to the table years of experience as an adult and youth theater director, and is a trained actor and singer. She has enjoyed similar work with special needs youth in a day program in Illinois. She finds this work – assisting and honoring elders with needs, as well as their caregivers – personally meaningful, as she has struggled in her family life with Alzheimer’s. Melanie’s commitment to offering meaningful, thoughtful engagement at Time Together is palpable, her positive energy gives an infectious joy to those she serves. Melanie lives on Whidbey Island with her dog, Quentin Tiberius. She enjoys classical and modern music, opera, theater, literature, dance, comedy, animals and nature.
PATRICIA LUNN – ACTIVITY COORDINATOR/SUPPORT
Patrice worked as a High School Life Sciences teacher for 9 years, and as a caregiver in a Memory Care Unit in Florida for people with profound dementia for the past 5 years. Patrice brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Time Together, and shares her authentically artistic and creative self with Participants, Staff and Volunteers helping to enhance the Time Together environment of being present with love, respect and care. Patrice grew up in England and loves to garden, sculpt and draw. Learning from elders, and spending quality time with them is one of her passions. She loves to walk in the woods with her dog, and watch the sunset over the water, and is thrilled every time she sees the mountains. Being a part of the Island community gives her a deep feeling of gratitude.
Activity Coordinator/ Support – Joni Takanikos
Joni Takanikos has been a resident of Whidbey Island for over twenty years. She has worn many hats with one of her most recent as a Community Connector for an adult with autism. Joni is a writer, and has written articles for an online Community Inclusion Newsletter and writes a blog for Whidbey Life Magazine. Joni’s energy and presence is a stabilizing force at Time Together, with Participants, Staff and Volunteers all benefiting from her positive and grounded energy. In addition, Joni teaches yoga, performs music and poetry, gardens and loves being part of the supportive Whidbey Island community.