Grant Provides Program Furniture for Dunkirk Senior Day Program

December 2013 – Thanks to a generous grant from the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation, participants at Chautauqua Adult Day Care’s Dunkirk Center location can now enjoy the comfort and safety of new furniture.  Funding was obtained recently to purchase new furniture that not only provides comfort for the participants, but also provides the greater community with furnishings that are physically attractive for families and the general public who visit the program.

Frank Bercik, Executive Director, states, “We are fortunate to have the support of the tables_2013Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation for this particular initiative.  Their generous grant allowed us to purchase safe and comfortable chairs and tables for our participants. We also project in 2014, that over 50 frail older adults will be utilizing our program on a daily basis.  This new heavy duty furniture will last for many years to come.”

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 Dunkirk Office at 366-8786.  You can also find Chautauqua Adult Day Care on Facebook.

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