Friendship Club at Shepherd of the Hills

The Adult Day Program at Shepherd of the Hills, Laguna Niguel was created to fill a need for supervised activities and brain games for early stages of memory loss. We realized that most adult day care programs and centers did not fit the needs or wants for a younger more independent person dealing with the onset of memory loss.

While most Adult Day Care Centers’ programs meet the needs of larger groups of people, dealing with diverse stages and behaviors associated with dementia related diseases, we focus primarily on smaller groups of early memory loss clients only. Our daily program has been created for our level of clients. Our clients are people to interact with, not problems to be managed.
Our typical clients do most activities independently or with a few reminders. They are interested in being proactive managing their symptoms and memory loss. Our Friendship Club focuses on you and how you can live the fullest, healthiest and happiest life. Shepherd of the Hills has created a unique program to work with the whole person – physically, spiritually and emotionally. Each day has different activities aimed at enriching and enhancing your life.

The activities include: Daily exercise and weight training, Art & “Memories in The Making” painting class, Creative writing, Interactive nutrition and cooking fresh from our garden, Meditation and devotions, Sunlight therapy, Music, Yoga and Tai Chi, Pet therapy, Wellness instruction, Cognitive games

Our group size is small, encouraging interaction and conversation. Clients at the Friendship Club receive a lot of one on one attention from our staff. Shepherd of the Hills staff includes experienced professionals, a licensed nutritionist, a certified Arthritis Foundation exercise instructor and Tai Chi Instructors, Alzheimer’s Association Early Memory Loss class facilitator, Alzheimer’s Association “Memories In The Making” painting instructor, Alzheimer’s Association Support Group facilitator and Wellness instruction.

Address & Hours

30111 Niguel Rd

Laguna Niguel, CA, 92677

Telephone: 949-272-0601


Monday – Friday

7:00 a.m. – 5.30 p.m


Caregiver Support


Early Memory Loss

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