December A Dime in Time: Circles of Caring Adult Day Services

By Hollie Mooney, RN, ED

Circles of Caring Adult Day Health Services, the Co-op’s December A Dime in Time recipient, is a non-profit organization in Pullman that strives to enhance the quality of lives for adults and their families who are living with chronic disease, dementia and/or mental health deficits.

We accomplish this through creating a safe, healthy, and social day environment. Our registered nurse provides health assessments and regularly coordinates care with physicians, families, and therapists. Our nutritious noon meals and afternoon snacks provide energy to fuel the body, and our social service staff helps participants and family members who might require support or guidance through life’s changing seasons.

At the core of Circles of Caring is the life enrichment program, with activities that enhance cognition, coordination, and socialization. These include chess, Bingo, daily exercise, music, adult coloring, board games, and craft projects. Circles of Caring is also a certified Music and Memory facility, and uses music as a means to enhance the quality of life for all participants. The A Dime in Time donations will be used for medical supplies, nutritious noon meals as well as snacks, and general operating expenses for the winter months ahead.

Circles of Caring is truly grateful for the support of the Moscow Food Co-op and the A Dime in Time program.

Dime in Time

Through our Dime in Time program customers are given a 10-cent refund every time they bring in a reusable tote bag or drink cup. Cashiers will ask these customers if they would like to keep their refund or donate it to Dime in Time. A committee made up Co-op staff, community members and Co-op participating owners choose one recipient for each month's Dime in Time donations.

This program seeks to benefit, non-profit, non-sectarian and non-discriminatory organizations whose goals complement or support the Mission of the Co-op.