The Attleboro Norton YMCA is thrilled to announce the fall launch of the Y’s Community Alzheimer’s Respite Engagement and Support Program – our CARES program.

The CARES program will provide free, engaging adult care to individuals with a diagnosis of memory loss, so that their caregivers are able to exercise and use our
YMCA’s facilities while knowing that their loved one is safe. The YMCA has partnered with Back to Home Healthcare Services to provide home health aides to care for the patients.

Attendees, both caregivers and patients, will participate in engaging programming to ensure better social, mental, and physical health. Caregivers will have the opportunity to exercise independently and in group settings while their loved one is engaging in a social group setting, each session.

The CARES program has been made possible by the Attleboro Norton YMCA being awarded a 2023 AARP
Community Challenge grant.

2023-2024 Program Schedule

Downtown YMCA Branch
Beginning end of September

  • Tuesdays 8:00-10:00 AM and 12:00-2:00pm
  • Thursdays 8:00-10:00 AM and 12:00-2:00pm

Program will be free to Y members and is open to the community.

To Register

Please schedule an intake with Cyndee prior to participating.


For those interested in learning more, please contact Cyndee Goodinson-Lindsey at or 508-409-0767.