2006-08-12 / Community Life

Adult Day Services Trip

Adult Day Services clients and staff eagerly await their day excursion to East Branch Dam as they board an ATA bus that was funded by a generous donation from a fan of the Adult Day Services program. Adult Day Services offers a day program for people over 60 who need assistance with the activities of daily living due to a physical or mental impairment. Adult Day Services clients and staff eagerly await their day excursion to East Branch Dam as they board an ATA bus that was funded by a generous donation from a fan of the Adult Day Services program. Adult Day Services offers a day program for people over 60 who need assistance with the activities of daily living due to a physical or mental impairment. The Community Nurses Adult Day Services ventured out on their first day trip this month.

Clients and staff spent much time planning and preparing for the day at East Branch Dam. Park staff organized a guided tour of the park and the dam, providing many interesting facts about this body of water, its history and what it takes to maintain and operate the facility.

Following the tour, Adult Day clients enjoyed the beautiful day with a picnic lunch under a park pavilion with a dessert of cookies and ice cream provided by the park staff who went over and above the call of duty to provide a memorable day for the group.

Adult Day Services was established just one year ago by the Community Nurses to assist caregivers in providing daytime care for a loved one who can not stay safely at home alone.

Facility is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. It has proven to be a breath of fresh air for many clients and their families, offering a pleasant program for people 60 and older with a physical or cognitive limitation.

Adult Day Services brings these individuals out of the isolation of a home setting and allows them the opportunity to enjoy being with others. Staffed by nurses and aides, the program offers therapeutic activities, entertainment, socialization, health monitoring, and nutrition.

Interested individuals may call Debbie Dubler, LPN, at 781-8253 to arrange a time to visit the facility.

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