National Hispanic Heritage Month to be celebrated Friday

The Chautauqua Adult Day Care Centers, Inc. will be hosting an open house on Friday to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. The event will be held at the Dunkirk Senior Day Program located at 733 Central Ave. in Dunkirk from noon to 1:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The celebration will include a brief presentation, cuisine, music and information about the Dunkirk Senior Day program.

Dunkirk Senior Day Program participants have been preparing for the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. The picture above shows them working on pinata which is a Coqui (a kind of frog from Puerto Rico). The participants will also help in preparing the cuisine for the event. Then all will enjoy the music and festivities of the day with guests.

Karen Lucks, associate director for the agency, said she is looking forward to this event as a way to get the word out about the Dunkirk Senior Day Program and the Latino Outreach to seniors program.

“We have a wonderful program available for frail or impaired older adults who need a secure setting where they can socialize with other people, participate in supervised activities and outings, plus enjoy nutritious meals. We strive to enhance the quality of life for our seniors, allowing them to delay institutionalization and remain as independent as possible. Our Senior Day Program also provides respite for caregivers,” Lucks said, adding, “Our goal is to also get this information out to our Latino community. Our bilingual Client Care Coordinator, Migdahlia Drohin, will be at the event to talk to any Spanish-speaking community members who are interested in finding out more about how the Senior Day program can benefit them and their families.”

Chautauqua Adult Day Care Centers, Inc. 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 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. 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 Care Centers, Inc. 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 Care Centers 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 the Dunkirk site at 366-8786.


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