Jamestown Gazette

Chautauqua Adult Day Services Awarded Grant

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Chautauqua Adult Day Services

Chautauqua Adult Day Services was recently awarded a grant from the Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation to replace the carpeting at its Present Center facility located in Jamestown, New York. The grant enabled the agency to replace its aging carpeting with new flooring that is more durable and has added a homelike touch to the activity room. The Present Center is a day program specifically for older adults with Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Loss.

The agency has recently remodeled the site and the new floor will help complete the project. “We are fortunate to have received this grant to help us with the renovation of our dementia site. The Sheldon Foundation has been a longtime supporter of our services and we are pleased to be able to provide older adults and caregivers in the community with a newly renovated activity center. In addition to the flooring, we have new furniture, new lighting and we were able to have the site painted.” stated Karen Lucks, Associate Director.

Chautauqua Adult Day Services offers day programs for older 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 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. In addition, the agency also has a “Saturday Program” in Jamestown which helps participants stay involved in community events and out-door recreation.

The Chautauqua Adult Day Services 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 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.

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