Chautauqua Adult Day Care Centers Inc., a United Way Agency Partner, recently celebrated the grand reopening of its Present Center location. The official presentation took place Nov. 21 at the First Baptist Church, 358 E. Fifth St. in Jamestown.
The Present Center is a day program in Jamestown for older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss. The site had been closed for renovations and through the collaborative support of local organizations and businesses; the agency is ready to open its doors to once again provide its service to help older adults and caregivers in the community.
In addition to the reopening recognition, Chautauqua Adult Day Care Centers Inc. had the privilege of hosting a Thanksgiving dinner for clients and their families as well as staff, volunteers and local dignitaries. Local dignitaries in attendance included state Sen. Catharine Young, R-C-I Olean, Assemblyman Andrew Goodell, R-Chautauqua County, and Jacqueline Chiarot, representative from Congressman Tom Reed’s office. The event included a traditional Thanksgiving feast with all the fixings.
The Thanksgiving event also featured special recognition of past and present supporters of the Present Center program. They include C.A.R.T.S, Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, Cummins Engine, First Baptist Church, Chautauqua County Office for the Aging, Lake Shore Home Healthcare, RSVP Program, Sheldon Foundation, and the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County.
Frank Bercik, Chautauqua Adult Day Centers executive director, said, “Collaboration is a big key to our success as an agency. Without the support and collaboration of so many agencies in Chautauqua County, our programs for older adults would not be possible. We recognize their important role in our continued existence.”
Karen Lucks, associate director added, “We are not only appreciative of our many financial supporters, but also our wonderful staff and volunteers. Without their dedication to serve our valued clients on a day to day basis, our agency would cease to exist. We especially thank all the clients, supporters, and staff who prepared this wonderful Thanksgiving meal. Thank you everyone.”
Chautauqua Adult Day Care Centers Inc. is a nonprofit United Way agency, which offers affordable senior day programs for adults 60 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.
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, visit www.seniordayprograms.com or call the Jamestown office at 664-9759 or find Chautauqua Adult Day Care Centers Inc. on Facebook.