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Free senior care for the holidays

If you care for a senior with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or another ailment, and you’re wondering how you can get your shopping and errands done during the holiday season, The Ivey is providing a free service.

The nonprofit adult day care center at 6030 Park South Drive in SouthPark is offering a free four-hour visit for any senior in the area with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other chronic conditions. The Ivey offers a stimulating activities, home-cooked meals and onsite medical supervision.

“This is our holiday gift for the community,” says The Ivey founder Lynn Ivey, herself a former caregiver for her mother, who died of Alzheimer’s disease. “It’s difficult for most of us to get our shopping done. When you’re a caregiver, you need all the help you can find. We’re here to make the holidays brighter for caregivers.”

To arrange your visit, call The Ivey at 704-909-2070. Visits are limited to one per family through Dec. 29. The Ivey is open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., but will be closed on Dec. 23 and Dec. 26. To learn more and see photos, visit