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Grants help grow Adult Day programs

A Chautauqua Adult Day Services client is pictured using a new sewing machine purchased with a grant from the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation.

Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation Lends Support to Adult Day Services Program Modification and Expansion Project

A grant from the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation is making it possible for Adult Day Services to grow its program for clients at the non-profit’s Dunkirk location.

The money was used at the Dunkirk Center to develop a spa program with a manicure table, accessories and nail polish; a heavy-duty sewing machine, a Janome purchased locally; and a Cricut press. The spa program items will allow clients to feel their best and encourage social engagement.

The sewing machine will empower clients to continue the quest to create handmade items such as quilt, face masks and other necessary items to donate within the community.

The Cricut Program expansion will now permit clients to create make t-shirts, bags, and sweatshirts for fellow clients. A new eight-foot table was purchased along with a cart to accommodate COVID-19 protocol.

Chautauqua Adult Day Services offers senior day programs for adults 60 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, snack 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.

Chautauqua Adult Day Services is a United Way community partner that provides an affordable option for older adults in the community to remain independent and at home.

The agency has three sites throughout Chautauqua County located in Jamestown and Dunkirk. One of its sites in Jamestown, the Present Center, is a program specifically for older adults with Alzheimer’s disease.

For more information, visit www.seniordayprograms.com or call 366-8786 in Dunkirk and 665-4899 in Jamestown.

A Chautauqua Adult Day Services client is pictured using a new Cricut press purchased with a grant from the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation.

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