Chautauqua Adult Day Care Receives Grant from CRCF

January 2014 – Thanks to a generous grant from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, staff at Chautauqua Adult Day Care Centers now have access to a library of DVD training materials.  The new training materials will allow Chautauqua Adult Day Care Centers to properly train its staff and meet state mandates for CRCF Grant Photoeducation.  It also becomes a cost-effective way to keep staff updated on best practices and provides greater flexibility in training.

Frank Bercik, Executive Director, states, “Special thanks to the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation for providing the needed funding for our DVD training project.  By receiving this grant, approximately 40 staff members consisting of Retired Senior Volunteer Program workers, Department of Social Services staff, senior companions and aides, social work student interns and Chautauqua Adult Day Care employees will continue to receive valuable training on an ongoing basis.”

By establishing an educational DVD training library, the agency will save money every year for state mandated annual training.  Also, employees can receive training at more convenient times and days throughout the week.  This specifically enables direct care employees better access to the library during varied times during the day to better meet their daily work routines.

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.

Photo caption: Karen Lucks – Associate Director, Crystal Gabriel -Case Manager, Frank Bercik – Executive Director, and Diane Samuelson – Program Coordinator, inspect some of the new training materials made possible by a grant from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation.

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