Holiday Spirit

Participants at Chautauqua Adult Day Care’s Taft Center location have been working on some projects to benefit the community. Staff and participants are in the process of creating a handmade quilt that will eventually be donated to a local nonprofit agency in Jamestown that serves people in need.

Additionally, Taft Center participants have designed Christmas cards that will be delivered to American soldiers serving overseas.

Melinda Rojas, Taft Center program coordinator, said, “We are fortunate to have so many organizations in the community that are dedicated to human service. Once our handmade quilt is finished, we plan to donate it to a worthy local organization that cares for people in need. Additionally, our participants wanted to partake in a project to show our soldiers how very much they are appreciated, especially this time of year. We designed our own Christmas cards and plan to have them delivered overseas to deserving men and women serving in our military.”

Chautauqua Adult Day Care Centers Inc. is a nonprofit United Way agency, which offers affordable Senior Day Programs and Respite Care Services 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 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, visit or call the Jamestown office at 664-9759. One can also find Chautauqua Adult Day Care on Facebook.