Memory Programs

Caring for a loved one with dementia has its challenges, but you don’t have to face them alone. Bacoa’s memory programs are available to help people with dementia continue living with independence, dignity, and health. Learn about your options, find support, and keep enjoying a fulfilling life.

Bacoa’s Alzheimer’s Support Group provides resources for families and caregivers of people living with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias. This unique support group offers a judgment-free space to discuss the daily triumphs and struggles of caring for someone with a dementia diagnosis.

Join us for the next Alzheimer’s Support Group meeting.

This small group forum offers expert advice, educational materials, and sharing of local care referral sources. The Alzheimer’s Support Group meets on the second Wednesday every month from 10:30 am – noon.

This group is currently meeting via Zoom.
There is no charge for this program, but registration is required.

Upcoming Activities

Memory Café

Bacoa and the Ela Area Public Library are partners for this welcoming program designed for caretakers and people with MCI (Mild Cognitive Impairments), early-stage Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias.

Participants with memory loss and care companions can take part in fun activities in a relaxed setting while making new friendships and offering support to each other. Memory Café also offers care companions access to resources such as support groups, information, and referral services.

Memory Café is organized and supervised by trained staff and volunteers from Bacoa and the Ela Area Public Library.

Join us for the next Memory Café meeting.

Memory Cafe meets on the third Tuesday of the month, from 10:00 – 11:00 am, at the Ela Library. The program is free, but reservations are required. Please call 847-381-5030 for additional information.

Upcoming Activities

A Day Out – Adult Day Program

Caregiving is a stressful, demanding responsibility that requires caregivers to juggle work and family. It leaves them little time to be themselves.

Bacoa’s A Day Out Adult Day Program is a social model program designed to address those challenges by providing a structured, engaging, and strength-based environment for people living with early-stage Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias. We combine lively group discussions with music and movement therapy, chair yoga and meditation, art projects, pet therapy, and more.

Program Particulars

909 East Main Street
Barrington, IL

Mondays and Thursdays from 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Pre-evaluation is required before attending this program

Lunch and Medication
Caregivers are to provide necessary medications and lunch for participants

Casual, comfortable clothing is suggested. Please label all clothing with the participant’s name.

$45.00 per day, billed by Bacoa

Bacoa must have emergency contact(s) on file. If a need for medical treatment arises, we will attempt to reach the caregiver and contact emergency responders if warranted.

The Last Chapter: Things I Wish I Knew

“The Last Chapter: Things I Wish I Knew” is a series of in-depth conversations about end-of-life issues. The monthly program features guest speakers and is designed for anyone wishing to address and discuss death and dying, including professionals, community members, families, and caregivers.

The Last Chapter Logo

Bacoa’s Memory Programs Manager will lead the conversation on the following topics:

  • End-of-life and advanced care planning
  • Hospice and Palliative care
  • Family dynamics
  • Spirituality
  • Grief
  • How to live and celebrate your best life now

The Last Chapter is offered via Zoom on the third Monday of every month. Please call 847-381-5030 for more information.

We’re here for you.

Bacoa is your connection to helpful resources. Our team is ready to assist with any aging-related needs. We look forward to connecting with you.


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