WILLIAMS—The St. John’s Episcopal Church has started a center to give caretakers of adults with special needs a chance to shop or just relax. The Take-a-Break (TAB) center provides a safe, non-medical social environment for adults with special needs such as autism or early dementia. The center does not provide medical facilities or a medical staff.
The center which operates from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. provides activities—cards, games, puzzles and such—for adults who are under the care of other adults. The idea is to provide a time for caregivers to take care of their needs for a short period. The center provides free coffee and donuts and lunch.
Drop-ins are welcome, but it is preferred if you call 635-2925 and ask for Pat or 635-2781 to leave a message. This is to ensure that space and lunch is available. St. John’s is at 202 W. Grant Avenue in Williams.