Category: Breaking Barriers Today

10 Signs of Caregiver Stress

This list of 10 signs of caregiver stress comes to you from the Alzheimer Association.  At Helping Hands Respite Care we often see or experience these signs first hand. It is heartening to know that we provide the means for families to get temporary relief from the stress they feel because of their responsibilities as […]

Need for Volunteers at BBT

Here at Breaking Barriers Today we are focusing on the importance of volunteers. Currently,we are working on a new goal to build a volunteer base. We are receiving inquiries from participants who will be starting either in December or January. We are proud to report that since we opened BBT, the enrollment numbers have tripled. […]

The Importance of Goals

Importance of goals, picture show caregiver getting a participant outside for some fresh air

Do you have goals? Well here at Breaking Barriers Today we value the importance of goals. The clients are currently being assessed to determine the appropriate goals for them. Some of these goals are already put in place by Community Mental Health, however as the clients are becoming comfortable here in our program, we begin […]

Breaking Barriers Participants Marking Progress

Breaking Barriers participant Jimmy is show using a gait trainer/walker at this program operated by Helping Hands Respite Care.

It’s the Small Things that Count By Breaking Barriers Today Supervisor, Elizabeth Krumm   Wow! I can’t believe it’s already Fall! The leaves are changing, the weather getting cooler, and new participants to welcome to the Breaking Barriers Today program. First, I’d like acknowledge new participants who started attending BBT – Blaine, Scott, and Bethany. […]

Breaking Barriers Today Outing

Breaking Barriers Today Outing pictured at Lugnuts stadium with Big Lug the team mascot

Breaking Barriers Today Outing! On a warm, sunny day the participants of Helping Hands Respite Care’s youth and young adult activity program, Breaking Barriers Today, experienced the excitement of going to a professional baseball game. You might remember these old baseball lyrics: “Take me out to the ball game. Take me out with the crowd. […]

New Program Running Smoothly

A field trip to the State Capital is a testimony to a new program running smoothly

Breaking Barriers Today celebrated its first full month of service on July 8, 2015. The new program running smoothly, is located within the Gier Community Center. It provides an opportunity to serve more participants and their families, with more hours, more programming and community enrichment. This program is an alternative to the limited hours of […]