the gap in
Alzheimer’s and
dementia care


To learn more about the upcoming caregiver training from the Alzheimer’s Association, click here!

Learn how caregiving needs change as dementia progresses. Training given in Spanish. 

Hearts & Minds Activity Center is seeking individuals to facilitate activities and provide care for our program participants. We serve persons with dementia in an active, positive, fun and caring environment. Duties include assisting with participation in activities such as art, music, exercise, games and intergenerational activities with our preschool children as well as assisting with personal care and nutrition as needed.

This is a full time position, from 8:30 AM -5:00 PM and is fully benefitted, including 14 days of PTO, 3 sick days, 100% employer coverage of medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance and matching retirement plan.

If you are someone who likes working on an active, fun, caring and rewarding team, we would like to talk with you. Experience with seniors is preferred but not necessary.

For more details, please click here. For any questions, comments, or inquiries, please contact Maria Nicolacoudis via email at or via phone at 408-279-7515.

  • How long have you worked at Hearts & Minds?
    • I’ve worked for Hearts & Minds since 2018.
  • What drew you to dementia care?
    • Ever since I was young I have been drawn towards elderly people. I worked for a company as a caregiver & took care of people with dementia. I then noticed my father was showing signs of dementia and I wanted to learn more about it. He passed away in 2013, he was 90. My mother who is 94 also has dementia.
  • What is your favorite part about working with our seniors?
    • The stories they tell about their life and you get drawn into it. I’ve worked with Veterans before and I believe they have the most interesting stories.
  • What is your favorite program activity?
    • I like anything arts & crafts, that can include painting, needle point, crocheting, beading.
  • What is your favorite intergenerational activity?
    • Bingo!
  • What do you like to do outside of Hearts & Minds?
    • When I’m not working I spend time with my daughters/son, grandson, and my dog Marlo. Visit my mom when ever possible. I also work on some crafts of my own at home, and surf the internet for craft ideas for our seniors.
  • What is your favorite place to visit?
    • My favorite movie is the The Lake House. Places to visit are Monterey, San Francisco, and Austin, Texas (where my daughter is working & attending college to get her Ph.D.).

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“Hearts & Minds Activity is a wonderful place for both myself and my husband. He is always happy and ready to come, and I am always grateful for all that is done with and for him. Your staff is remarkable. Thanks to all.”

M. T.