DayBreak turns 4 years old
Thanks for another great year!
Time flies when your work is your passion and your passion is your work... we just can't believe we are getting ready to start year number four at DayBreak on May 15th. It's been quite a ride being able to provide respite to over 250 participants and their families throughout Teller County and beyond. From day one, we have been blessed beyond measure by the support we've received from our local community, foundations, and other organizations.

If you would like to see a complete overview of our journey to date, please check out our Inaugural Report by clicking on the button below. We are forever grateful for your continued support.

Also, if you have not had the opportunity to see what DayBreak is all about, feel free to stop by our Birthday Open House on May 15th from 2-5 for a tour, snacks, and a little insight into our DayBreak world!
"She was our sunshine...
...our only sunshine"

3/1/1928 - 4/11/2019

Becky was known to all by her unconditional love, huge smile, heartfelt song, and deep belly laugh. From her hearty WOOHOO!" to her signature ballad
" Let Me Call You Sweetheart ," Becky was all about sharing her heart and having a good time.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family as they mourn her passing and we hope they cherish, as much as we do, the sweet DayBreak memories
that she left behind.
 ..."She made us happy, when skies were gray"
May Birthdays

Wally- 4th
Rosemary- 15th
DayBreak- 15th
JoAnn- 19th
Calendar & Events
As the weather finally begins to warm up, we cannot wait to get back out in the community! This month, highlights of our outings include: Java Music Club at Life Quality Homes on the 2nd, swimming at Woodland Aquatic Center on the 3rd, the Carriage Museum Tour on the 9th, a visit to the Fine Arts Center on the 17th, the Art Walk at Park State Bank on the 20th, a movie at Gold Hill on the 21st, a second visit to Life Quality Homes on the 30th, and chair yoga with our friends at The Aspen on the 10th & the 24th.
Keeping Us Updated
Please, please, please remember to share any medication changes or if anything out of the norm happens with your participant outside of the program. The staff at DayBreak needs to know of any incidents or accidents that happen so that we can take note and watch for any "after the fact" behaviors or symptoms that may occur following an episode of any kind. Thank you!
And the winner is...
2018 Teller County Cares
Award Recipient:
Ralph Rothstein

Since May of 2015, Ralph has been a permanent fixture almost every Friday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 as he plays Golden Oldies on his 1917 banjo for a captivated audience. From Gershwin, to C rosby, to Fitzergald- he strums and sings while reminiscing with our participants about days gone by. Ralph is extremely dedicated to his weekly gig at DayBreak because he can see the difference that his volunteer service brings to this population.

Husband to Julie, father to three adult children, a retired Colonel in the US Air Force, a Woodland Music Series board member, and a community musician with the group A Stick, A Pick, & A Chick- Ralph is no stranger to service. The fact that he takes the time, every week, to serve our seniors is appreciated, admirable, and an absolute gift to our participants. For these reasons, he was chosen as the 2018 Teller County Cares Award Recipient. Thank you for the songs and smiles, Ralph-
we love you!
Senior Resource Council
Joe Henjum Senior Accolades
2019 Legacy Award
Business Professional:
Paula Levy

On Wednesday, April 17th, Paula received the 2019 Joe Henjum Senior Accolades Legacy Award: Business Professional at the Creekside Event Center in Colorado Springs. Joe Henjum was the co-founder and past President of the Senior Resource Council.

It is in his legacy that the Senior Resource Council presents the following awards, honoring both individuals and organizations who demonstrate exemplary commitment toward improving the quality of life for seniors in the greater Pikes Peak region:

Volunteer Award
Business/Organization Award
Legacy Award: Business Professional
Volunteer Spotlight:
Jennie Darrah
(a.k.a. Jennie From the Block)

Originally from Eastport, Maine- Jennie and her husband moved to Colorado Springs in December 1991 to open up new territory for the company that he works for. She worked of the Pikes Peak Library District for 22 years before taking a position at the Woodland Park Public Library. Jennie has her Master's Degree in Library Science.

In her spare time, she likes to spend time at their cabin near Steamboat. She also enjoys traveling, cooking, and making the folks at DayBreak smile! As the Adult Services Librarian at WPPL, it is important for her to get out in the community from time to time. She has tried a few things at the Senior Center, but ultimately decided to work with DayBreak. Thank you for spending time with us, Jennie- we all enjoy your theme-based activities and your wonderful sense of humor!
Book Review
My Two Elaines
by Martin J. Schrieber
Former governor of Wisconsin Marty Schrieber has seen his beloved wife, Elaine, gradually transform from the woman who gracefully entertained in the Executive Residence to one who no longer recognizes him as her husband. In My Two Elaines , Marty candidly consels those taking on this caregiving role. More than an account of Marty's struggles in caring for his wife, My Two Elaines also offers sage advice that respects the one with Alzheimer's while maintaining the caregiver's health. As two-thirds of those with Alzheimer's are women, he offers special guidance for men thrust into an unexpected job. With patience, adaptability, and even a sense of humor, Marty shows how love continues for his Second Elaine .

Paula has two copies of this book available to loan out at DayBreak...just ask her if you'd like to borrow it...
DayBreak - An Adult Day Program
404 N. State Highway 67
Woodland Park, CO 80863
(719) 687-3000 |