Our staff is well-trained and sensitive to the needs of people with memory loss. Our varied program offers different activities for different levels of ability and our low direct-staff to participant ratio (1:5) ensures that all participants receive superior attention and care. Participants spend time with others dealing with the same problems, and many participants in our day program are able to recover and rebuild social skills that were lost due to social isolation related to the memory loss. Family members report a positive change in the participant after attending the day program.
The Encinitas site offers a weekly support group (co-sponsored with the Alzheimer’s Association) for caregivers. This is an opportunity to meet others who also are touched by someone with memory loss. We share coping strategies, caregiver experiences, and challenges and information on resources and research. Encinitas also has a small lending library with books on Alzheimer’s, Lewy Body, Parkinson’s disease and other memory impairment diseases, and topics such as activities, behavioral problems, communication, caregiving, and memoirs.
The Encinitas site is proud to be part of the Glenner Centers, which, for thirty years has set and delivered the highest standards for adult day programs.
Program Director Sheila Argeanton, B.S.
Sheila began working in the health care industry in 1994 when she became a medical technologist specializing in venipuncture and in 1996 became a member of the American Medical Technologists. Her daughter was volunteering after school at the Glenner Family Center in Escondido and told her mom about an opening for a program aid—Sheila began February 1, 1995. In 1996 she became a certified nurse aid (C.N.A.) and took on the position of activity coordinator. In 1999 she accepted the position of program director of the Glenner Fallbrook Center, and in 2001 she moved to the Glenner Encinitas facility as the program director. She received her bachelor of science in psychology from Excelsior Regents College, Member of the University of the State of New York in 2007, and in 2009 she took on the dual position of program director/social worker.
“Since I have worked at every position in the day programs during the past seventeen years, I really know what it takes to operate a day program,” Sheila says. “My staff here at the Encinitas Glenner Center is the best. We truly are a team and work together to provide compassionate care to all of our participants. Each participant is treated as if they were our own family member.”
By the way, that daughter who volunteered at the Escondido Glenner Center when she was a teen? She’s now the mother of four who all have come to work as Glenner volunteers.
Activity Coordinator Uriel Perez
Uriel Perez joined the Glenner Memory Center in August 2010 as a Program Assistant and was promoted to the Encinitas Lead Activity Assistant in February 2011 and the official Activity Coordinator in May 2012. He currently is enrolled at Mira Costa College and hopes to become a dentist, but his second love is dance and art. He has performed contemporary dance with Mira Costa College and several dance studios in the North County area for several years. His love of art is very apparent at the Encinitas Glenner Memory Center as Uriel has the participants engaged in different types of art projects with many of the results displayed throughout the Day rooms.
Rocia Molina, program assistant, since April 2011
Lisa R. Pena, program assistant, since May 2010
Osciris Ramirez, program assistant, since July 2013
Corazon Sirio, program assistant, since August 2003
Lucia Szuch, R.N., since August 2007
Concepcion Espinosa, R.N., since July 2013
Okja Lim, R.N., since July 2013
Our support group is co-sponsored with the Alzheimer’s Association and meets Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Inside Silverado Senior Living
335 Saxony Road
Encinitas, CA 92024
License No. 374601048