Chautauqua Adult Day Services receives grant

Submitted Photo The Chautauqua Adult Days Services provides senior day programs for adults 60 years of age and older who live in the community. Pictured are Larry Feldt with the Hellman family and their dog, who are volunteers.

Chautauqua Region Community Foundation and Lake Shore Savings Bank Community Reinvestment Fund grants have been awarded to the Chautauqua Adult Day Services agency to produce high-quality videos. The videos will be posted on the agency website and used on all its social media platforms.

One video will focus on caregivers and their needs and the second video will be directed toward the older adult who needs to attend the program and a third video will be an advertisement for the general public. Many families are unaware of the services the agency provides to help care for a loved one. Promotion in the community is needed so that when a caregiver needs help, they know where to turn.

With this grant the agency was able to have a partnered with Venture Productions a local production company and SUNY Fredonia students to produce three videos at a reduced cost.

Chautauqua Adult Day Services, offers senior day programs for adults 60 years of age and older who live in the community. The day programs enable seniors to have quality of life through socialization and activity programming. The sites provide breakfast, snack and a hot noon time meal for participants.

There is also a Community Recreation Program that helps seniors 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

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 or call Westfield at 326-6842, Dunkirk at 366-8786 or Jamestown at 665-4899.