:  With winter weather approaching, PLEASE remember when Brunswick schools are closed, Respite Care is Closed.

A Safe, Stimulating, Socialization, and Exercise Program,
Caring for your Loved One While you Relax
from the Daily Demands of Caregiving.

It looks like a "Boo-tiful" Fall is coming our way!  Watch out for those Trick or Treaters!

It doesn't seem possible its' time to start those holiday plans; dinners, good food, naps, parties, good food, naps, gifts of good food and more naps..... jUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS, note the Raffle info below: 



CHECK OUT OUR NEW RAFFLE:  Buy a $20 ticket,  TO WIN THIS BEAUTIFUL, HANDSEWN, QUILTED WALL HANGING, 48" x 48" OR ENJOY AS A THROW.  Call the office - 729-8571 to buy a ticket, - ONLY FIFTY TICKETS WILL BE ISSUED -  drawing to be held December 21 at 3:00PM, at the Respite business office.   The quilted wall hanging or throw is on display at the office, Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, - come by and buy a ticket! 

Raffle Quilt Star

 An original, hand sewn, one of a kind, quilted throw or wall hanging can be yours.  Sewn and donated by Rita Nelson and Pam Fortin.



 Call to visit our Day program - "The Club"  -   Call 729-8571 and request a "visit" to The Club to see if it's right for you! 

    "The Club"

Provides a warm, intimate environment, safely encouraging interaction between participants that enhances mental acuity, congeniality, safety and comfort.  Participants enjoy:

* Exercise * Group Discussion * Singing "Oldies" * Story Time * Games * Meal Sharing * Current Newspaper Stories * National Geographic Articles * Documentaries * Movies * and Special Events.

Periodically we hold family gatherings for family and participants to enjoy each others company.

Club Hours

  • Morning Session:  9:30AM to 12:30PM
  • Afternoon Session: 12:30PM to 3:30PM
  • Monday thru Friday
  • (Attend one half day, multiple half day sessions or one or more all day sessions.

We Offer participants

Activities designed to encourage personal wellbeing and promote social interaction. Exercise designed to maintain physical wellbeing and mental


Our Club Directors draw on years of education and music training in the development of stimulating planned activities.  Our volunteers provide companionship and emotional support on a one-to-one basis.


Our current hourly rate is $12.00/hr., effective July 1st for all new enrollees.   For clients needing financial assistance, sponsorship funding may be available.  

Brunswick Area Respite Care is licensed in the State of Maine by the Department of Health & Human Services, as a social model adult day care provider.  Our corporate information, staff biographies and licensing requirements/audits are available for review upon request.

Caregiver Commentary

  • "I can't think of a better place for mom to enjoy a few hours a day."

  • "Thank you for lifting the burden, lightening the stress and offering a haven for mother."

  • "You are doing such a wonderful job and I know how much it is appreciated by the families of those who are fortunate enough to find themselves in your care."

  • "Every once in a while, we find 'special' place-places where friendships are found-love flourishes and memories are held in heart forever more. Respite Care is one of those 'special' places."

  • "I can't say it often enough-many, many thanks for your loving care for my husband. His quality of life is so much better because of what you offer through this special place."

  • "Your 'social club' is the best thing that's happened to us in a long time."

  • "You are caring for us caregivers as much as for the club participants."

  • "I will always be grateful for your loving care for both of us."

  • "When people come through the door here you can see them just relax because they know that they can talk (and) someone is going to listen to them."
    -Gentleman with Alzheimer's

  • "I am completely astounded by the generosity of you people at Respite Care! Because of their gifts, more people in need will get help in the coming years."

  • "Because of your fine program, Dad got the social interaction he so enjoyed and Mom got a much needed break from the demands of caring for him."

  • "What a difference Respite Care has made in our lives! Thank you, thank you, thank you!"

10 Ways to Tell Mom about "The Club"

  • #1 - Fun, fellowship and good food!! Highlight the social aspects and downplay the care aspects of the center. The center can be described as a social club.

  • #2 - Discuss the productive aspects of the activities at the center. Explain that she may be there to attend a meeting or to help others.

  • #3 - Describe some of the activities that might be of interest to her. Explain that this is an opportunity to rediscover old interests as well as discover new interests.

  • #4 - Encourage her just to try it for a week or so.

  • #5 - Ask her to do it for you, because you love her. She will be safe and you can go to work and not worry.

  • #6 - Ask her to do it for the whole family. It gives everyone a break from each other and helps the family get along better.

  • #7 - Talk over the health aspects that will enhance her physical and emotional wellbeing. Explain the benefits of light exercise and the emotional benefits of socializing with a supportive group of her peers.

  • #8 - Explain that the doctor has suggested the use of the center and ask the doctor to write an order or prescription for the program.

  • #9 - Explain that this is something that she must do. Do not give her a choice. If necessary, go with her the first few times so she will not feel alone or abandoned.

  • #10 - Don't!! If Mom is highly anxious, do not discuss the visit in advance. The orientation and explanation can take place at the center.

Visit Our Program Office

41 Greenwood Road
Brunswick, ME 04011
Correspondence and Bill Payments:
41-4 Greenwood Road
Brunswick, ME 04011
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Please Call

Tel: 207.729.8571
Fax: 207.729.8529

And speak with our Executive Director, Nancy Herk

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