Chautauqua Adult Day Services Obtains New Bus

(L to R): Frank Bercik, Executive Director; Karen Lucks, Associate Director: Paul McCoy, participant and Linda Swanson, Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation

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Chautauqua Adult Day Services

Chautauqua Adult Day Services recently received funding to obtain a new bus to transport participants attending the Taft and Present Center locations in Jamestown. The agency received 80% in funding for the bus from the NYS DOT Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Grant Program. The remaining funds were provided by a grant from the Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation. The new bus will replace the old bus and enhance the agency transportation program for the older adults and caregivers who receive services at the Jamestown locations. In addition to providing transportation to it’s centers, the bus is also used to provide a Community Involvement Program. The program takes older adults into the community to participate in local events, dining out, picnics and other activities in the community.

Chautauqua Adult Day Services, a not for profit United Way Community Partner, offers senior day programs for adults sixty years of age and older who live in community. The day programs enable seniors to remain at home and obtain quality of life through socialization and activity programming. In addition to providing a break for caregivers, the sites provide breakfast, snack and a hot noon time meal for participants. There is also a Community Recreation Program that helps people 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. Funding is available.

Chautauqua Adult Day Services 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.