Broadening Horizons and Engaging Minds Since 1999

Lending a Hand

Caring for the elderly or disabled can be a daunting task. 24-hour, seven-day-a-week care often takes a heavy emotional and physical toll on even the most capable caregiver.

At Hearts and Hands we understand this challenge, and we’re here to help. Since 1999 we have offered a unique style of respite/daycare to clients throughout the Anchorage and Mat-Su area.

In addition to typical adult daycare activities such as group games, memory skills building, and exercising, at Hearts & Hands we also provide many opportunities for recreational field trips. Clients are able to get out of the house for a change of scenery, socialization, and safe, supervised activities within the community.

Meanwhile, and just as importantly, primary caregivers can take a break from their normal caretaking duties.

It’s a win-win situation for everybody.

Keeping Folks Active

At Hearts and Hands we believe that assisted mobility, a variety of activities, and small group interaction are essential components of a fully structured day program. We schedule an ever-changing roster of events to support the physical and emotional needs of our clients.

Recognizing that each one of our clients has unique needs, we match our activities with specific individuals to the greatest extent possible.

In addition, through our purchase of group passes, and thanks to the generosity of local businesses, we are able to schedule a large variety of field
trips, including:

• Anchorage Libraries
• Thrift Stores
• Aviation Heritage Museum
• Alaska State Parks
• The Alaska Zoo
• Eagle River Nature Center
• Jewel Lake Bowl
• Crow Creek Mine

Social Stimulation

Isolation… Depression… Hours spent in front of the TV… This is an unfortunate reality for many Alaskans who experience disabilities. The combination
of long, dark winters, busy caregivers, and a growing elder population, means a lot of folks in the Anchorage area simply don’t have adequate opportunity
to socialize with their peers.

Hearts and Hands is here to change all that. Using modern, safe, four wheel drive minivans as well as accessible vans, we transport clients away from the
monotony of their everyday surroundings to our activity center and points beyond.

To ensure optimum socialization, we arrange groups based on our clients’ ages, interests, emotional needs, and personality types.

We offer table games, a craft room, history/cultural presentations, billiards, Nintendo Wii games, holiday festivals, range-of-motion exercises, trivia, bingo, sing-alongs, and many other socially stimulating opportunities.