Where Every Day Is A Good Day!
With the theme “Where Every Day Is a Good Day!” in mind, the Chautauqua Adult Day Care Centers, Inc. held a special event to celebrate its program that is available to older adults and caregivers in the community. The event also provided an opportunity to promote the service it provides to caregivers to help them care for a loved one and keep them at home.
It was a beautiful sunny summer day with over 100 people and participants from all four agency sites participating in an outdoor cookout with live music from Ken Hardley and his band in the parking lot of the Christ First United Methodist Church in Jamestown. In addition to music and food, the Western New York Corvette Club made a special visit to the party bringing a wide variety of corvettes for public showing. Pe’pe LaDue won the official “People’s Choice Award” for the favorite corvette in show.
To highlight some of the activity programs offered to older adults who attend the centers, an Art Exhibit was set up highlighting the artwork done be Adult Day Center participants. Also, the Happy Grams performed “God Bless America” singing with heart and soul, to add to the fun of the day. The “Happy Grams” are a signing music group accompanied by pianist Carol Cooper and directed by Andrea Polowy. The group performs throughout the community visiting nursing homes and other organizations singing songs to spread sunshine into the lives of others through music. The “Happy Grams” and “Art Show” are just two of the many fun activities that take place at the agency sites.
To help promote the event and agency services and programs, a special radio remote took place on WKSN and WHUG during the celebration with testimonials from caregivers and participants. Information on the program was also provided. It was a great opportunity for people to tell their story and spread the word that there is help for caregivers and a great place for older adults to attend during the day with fun activities and events. The Happy Grams even got to sing a tune on the radio. All in all, it was a great day.
Chautauqua Adult Day Care Centers, Inc. offers senior day programs for adults sixty years of age and older who live in community. The day programs enable seniors to have quality of life through socialization and activity programming. The sites provide breakfast, snack and a hot noon time meal for participants. There is also a Community Recreation Program that helps persons participate in outings in the community and the sites offer pet therapy, ceramics, music programs, arts and crafts and much more on an ongoing basis. The Chautauqua Adult Day Care Centers, Inc. is a not for profit United Way Community Partner, that provides an affordable option for older adults in the community to remain independent and at home. Funding is available.
Chautauqua Adult Day Care Centers has four sites throughout Chautauqua County located in Westfield, Jamestown, and Dunkirk. One of its sites in Jamestown, the Present Center is a program specifically for older adults with Alzheimer’s Disease. For information: visit www.seniordayprograms.com or call Westfield- (716) 326-6842 Dunkirk- (716) 366-8786 Jamestown- (716) 664-9759.