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About Us

Our History

Established in 2014, and opened in 2015, DayBreak is the first (and only) program to provide adult day services to Teller County residents, focusing on providing individual growth and tailored socialization for participants on a regular basis. DayBreak affords the caregiver the opportunity to regroup, refresh, and recharge while their loved one lives a full and active life in our “home away from home” setting – preventing a long term care placement before its time.

Testimonials

DayBreak is not only respite for me – it is intellectually engaging for my 61-year-old cognitively impaired sister.  I can’t say enough about the highest quality of care that is available for my sister through DayBreak…It is staffed and run by angels.

Craig Baker

Brother Of DayBreak Participant

Paula has done an amazing job at setting up and running a quality adult day program in this area. The clients have a wonderful time with caring staff and stimulating activities.

Fur,Feathers & Fins Pet Care

Local Business

We are grateful for DayBreak’s EXCEPTIONAL program! Our mother with Alzheimer’s loves it. Her language bloomed with social interaction and brain-enhancing activities. The staff gives from their hearts.

Michelle Eckert

Daughter Of DayBreak Participant

Paula’s organization does a great service to our community.

Vickie Gudaitis

Community Member

Dean is in SUCH a good mood this morning! (So unusual from his often grumpiness.) And he also took a shower on his own. (His personal hygiene hasn’t been good the past few months… with weeks going by between showers) so I was shocked when I saw him walking by my craft room (where I meditate in the morning)… in his bathrobe, carrying his clothes for the day… that meant that he hadn’t dressed immediately on awakening and was off to take a shower. 

You can just imagine how good I felt that he was (1) in such high spirits AND (2) that he thought he needed to take a shower (and care for his body). 

Lucie Haskins

Wife of DayBreak Participant

This is one of the faciliites out there for the elderly community. Paula, owner and operator, has a natural gift for what she does and it shows in her business. On a personal note my mother was a guest in her facility several times before passing and she could not say enough good things about the staff and other patrons. If you could give a higher rating than 5 stars, DayBreak would have such a rating. 

Parker's Pet & Home Sitting

Local Business

My mom has a great time at DayBreak and gives her a safe place to go with fun and engaging activities in a caring and compassionate environment. Thank you DayBreak!

Julie A. Benson Nelson

Daughter Of DayBreak Participant

DayBreak looks to the future while caring for adults who crave companionship and care. Paula Levy has a unique perspective on the values of caring. 

Teller County Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

Local Business

The respite received at DayBreak was invaluable to my sense of well-being during Helgi’s final year of life. I found comfort and relief leaving her at DayBreak knowing she was well respected, cared for, and accepted with love and understanding about her condition and individual needs.

Charlie Oaks

Husband Of Past DayBreak Participant & Current Board Member

DayBreak is such a blessing to the community. To be there for the adults that need special care is fantastic.

Mountain Top Cycling Club

Local Business

Paula Levy

Founder & Executive Director
President, Board of Directors

With a genuine passion for elder care, Paula Levy has dedicated the past 30 years of her life to making a difference in the lives of persons living with dementia, as well as assisting their family members with their arduous caregiving journey.  A graduate from Pepperdine University with a BS in Leisure Science/Recreation and an emphasis in geriatrics, she worked as an Activities Therapist and a Nursing Home Administrator at Namaste Alzheimer Center in Colorado Springs. She also developed, implemented and managed Namaste’s Adult Day Program at both the primary facility and a satellite branch.

Since moving to Woodland Park in 1999, Levy has volunteered as facilitator of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Caregiver Support Groups in the Teller County area. The association honored her with its Volunteer of the Year award in 2012.

Paula earned the Positive Approach to Care Certification from Teepa Snow, one of America’s leading educators on dementia, in 2014 and completes the extensive recertification process on an annual basis. Paula was recently awarded the 2019 Joe Henjum Senior Accolades Legacy Award: Business Professional by the Senior Resource Council.

Since moving to Woodland Park in 1999, Levy has volunteered as facilitator of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Caregiver Support Groups in the Teller County area. The association honored her with its Volunteer of the Year award in 2012.

Paula earned the Positive Approach to Care Certification from Teepa Snow, one of America’s leading educators on dementia, in 2014 and completes the extensive recertification process on an annual basis. Paula was recently awarded the 2019 Joe Henjum Senior Accolades Legacy Award: Business Professional by the Senior Resource Council. This award is presented to individuals and organizations who demonstrate an exemplary commitment toward improving the quality of life for seniors in the greater Pikes Peak Region.

Our Team

Nicole Rucker

OFFICE MANAGER

Amanda Brady

ACTIVITIES ASSISTANT

Anne Akers-Lewis

ACTIVITIES ASSISTANT / CNA / QMAP

Joni Edmisten

PROGRAM ASSISTANT / QMAP

Bonnie Olson

Activities Assistant / CNA

Theresa Jordan

Community Liasion

Board of Directors

Miles DeYoung

CITY OF WOODLAND PARK

CHIEF OF POLICE 

Charles Oaks

RETIRED

FORMER DAYBREAK FAMILY MEMBER 

Marc Dettenrieder

MBA

TELLER COUNTY COMMISSIONER 

Connie Sims

REALTOR

KELLER WILLIAMS CLIENT’S CHOICE REALTY

Samantha Kelley

CPA; MANAGING PARTNER

KELLEY & CHULICK

Bernie Vayle

REALTOR

COLDWELL BANKER 1ST CHOICE REALTY

Certifications & Memberships

DayBreak is an active member in local and national organizations, bringing awareness to the what, why and when of adult day services.

National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat

It's A New Day!

Won’t you be a part of our expansion by donating today? Any amount will help us in our next step to expand our program to serve even more families in need of caregiving respite and loving support.