Out & About Colorado began in February of 2014. Our founder, Mary Archer, has served people during all stages of Alzheimer’s. She recognized a unique need for those who have been diagnosed with Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s, and created a program that provides them with meaningful and appropriate activities, and positive, social interaction.
Out & About Colorado is different from other “senior care” programs. We specialize in caring for those who have dementia, particularly people in the earlier stages. We do not generally provide home care, rather we strongly believe in the value of group activities and being out in the community.
Our primary focus is on serving those with Younger Onset Alzheimer’s or mild-to-moderate dementia, with the goal of providing quality programs for both the diagnosed and their carepartners.
Founder and Caregiver
As a team, we are devoted to the mission of Out and About Colorado. We keep ourselves educated about various dementias, we share caregiving techniques with each other, stay informed of trends in our field, and support each other.
Together, we offer quality care and meaningful programs for your loved ones.
My work experience has allowed me to serve people during all stages of Alzheimer’s, providing Recreational Therapy in nursing homes, designing and conducting daytrips in an Adult Day Program and as a professional one-on-one caregiver through a homecare agency. I completed the “Savvy Caregiver Program” offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, and I am qualified as one of their “Leaders in Dementia Care”. I have a Certificate in Gerontology from UCLA, an undergraduate degree in Sociology, and am currently working on my Masters in Gerontology. My training and experience have taught me how to best serve those with dementia on many levels.
My passion is for helping those with Younger Onset and Early-Mid Stage Alzheimer’s.
What a unique group this is, and what a pleasure it is to be able to assist them. I have discovered a group of people who are engaged, funny, interesting, creative, productive, energetic, loving, and eager to stay active; yet they have suddenly found they have certain limitations.
I created a program I call Out and About Colorado which aims to specifically serve this community.
It is important for me to get to know each client, to discover his or her personal goals, and together design a program that best suits them and their loved ones.
I am fortunate to be one of those people who enjoys going to work every day. We have a lot of laughs, we visit interesting places, and we have fun! We enjoy being outdoors, learning new things and sharing experiences. We’re in this journey together, this program is a partnership, and I encourage you to get in touch as soon as possible.