Offers Respite
Respite for the 24/7 caregiver while providing meaningful activities and social interaction for their loved one-preventing a premature nursing home placement

Program Overview


Caregivers are dedicated and caring, but more often than not they are exhausted. They need a break from caregiving to take care of their own needs. DayBreak gives the caregiver an hour, a half-day or a full day of respite while their loved one engages in meaningful activity and social interaction in our "home away from home" setting.

An extension of home, DayBreak offers a community of support, love, respect, acceptance, patience and humor. We encourage, laugh with and protect our participants, supporting their families in the process. At DayBreak, we specialize in the care of those living with Alzheimer's and dementia, but we also care for those with Parkinson's and those who have suffered a stroke or need minimal supervision and/or assistance.


Who We Serve

"If a family has an old person in it, it possesses a jewel."
- Chinese Proverb

As time passes on, that jewel often loses its luster. Families may find themselves in need of a helping hand to care for their loved one.

DayBreak knows that full time caregivers often need time for themselves even if just for a few hours. With that in mind, we offer individualized care for those in need of a little supervision and social interaction.

Our participants are most often:
  • 60 years of age
    and older
  • Exhibiting some
    sort of memory impairment
  • Needing a little assistance with activities of daily living
  • Demonstrating the desire to withdraw and isolate

Community Partners

Supported and guided by several organizations throughout Teller County, DayBreak is a true community effort. Listed below are several of the groups who helped to bring DayBreak to life. Please take time to visit their websites by clicking on the links provided.

Our Team
Paula Levy

President - Board of Directors Founder and Key Staff Member

With a genuine passion for elder care, Paula Levy has dedicated the past 25 years of her life to making a difference in the lives of those living with an Alzheimer’s

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Nicole Rucker


Nicole joined the DayBreak team in May of 2016, just in time to help celebrate our 1st birthday.  She recently relocated to Woodland Park from Parker, CO and is excited

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Amanda Brady

Activity Assistant

Born and raised in California, Amanda has lived in Colorado with her husband and family for 15 years.

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Anne Akers-Lewis

Activities Assistant

Anne grew up in Michigan and has lived in the Woodland Park area with her husband and border collies for over 20 years.

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Board of Directors

Charles Oaks

Former DayBreak Family Member

A native of Colorado Springs, Charlie is a graduate of the University of Denver and has a distinguished 40 Year career as a banker in Denver and Woodland Park.

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Samantha Kelley

CPA; Managing Partner
Kelley & Chulick

Samantha is currently a CPA and is affiliated with the AICPA and CO Society of CPAs. Her nonprofit work includes Board of Trustees for The Butte Theater, Choices volunteer, Habitat for Humanity volunteer, WP Chamber Ambassador.

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Marc Dettenrieder

MBA / Teller County Commissioner

Marc moved to Teller County with his wife Angel in 1996. Since that time, he has worked in mining, financial planning, higher education, and County government.

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Miles DeYoung

City of Woodland Park;
Chief of Police

Miles is currently a board member for the El Paso-Teller County 911 Authority Board, a member of the National Tactical Officers Association, and a private pilot with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

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Connie Sims

Keller Williams

In addition to DayBreak’s Board of Directors, Connie presently serves on the Symphony Guild Board and is president of the Ute Pass Kiwanis.

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Certifications & Accreditations



An Adult Day Program

For More Information

404 N. State Highway 67
P.O. Box 4777
Woodland Park, CO 80863