Holiday Season Celebrations
December 2013 – The Taft and Present Centers’ at Chautauqua Adult Day Care recently celebrated the Holiday Season with their annual Christmas Party, held at the Taft Center Location, on Lakeview Ave. Darrah Hall, decorated with a brightly lit Christmas tree and holiday ornaments, was the perfect setting for this Santa Claus themed event.
Musical entertainment was provided by Ken Hardley, who sang and played his guitar for the participants. Those anxious to get on the dance floor, danced to all the holiday favorites. As the party began, Mr. Hardley played the traditional “Here Comes Santa Claus” song, giving way to Santa and Mrs. Claus making their grand appearance.
Santa and Mrs. Claus gifted all the participants presents and were available for pictures; those who wanted a photo with Santa had the opportunity to have a picture taken. Staff was able to print the pictures as a holiday keepsake for the participants.
The Holiday event was well attended, with caregivers and friends, as well as some of the children and grandchildren in attendance. The faces of both young and old, sitting next to Santa Claus, was priceless.
Chautauqua Adult Day Care Centers Inc. is a not for profit United Way agency, which offers affordable Senior Day Programs and Respite Care Services for adults sixty years of age and older who live in the community. The agency has four sites that serve all of Chautauqua County. The programs provide socialization and offer many opportunities for older adults to participate in activities during the day in a caring, friendly atmosphere with supportive staff and companionship.
The sites provide breakfast, snack, and a noon time meal for participants. There is also a Community Recreation Program that helps persons participate in outings in the community. The sites also offer pet therapy, ceramics, music programs, arts and crafts, and much more on an ongoing basis. Additionally, a Saturday Program is available in Jamestown. For participants who desire financial assistance, funding is available. To learn more, call the Jamestown office at 664-9759. You can also find Chautauqua Adult Day Care on Facebook.