JAMESTOWN - Chautauqua Adult Day Care Centers, Inc., a United Way Agency Partner, is pleased to announce the reopening of its Present Center location. The official presentation will take place today at noon at the First Baptist Church, 358 E. Fifth St. in Jamestown.
The Present Center is a day program in Jamestown for older adults with Alzheimer's disease and memory loss. The site had been closed for renovations and through the collaborative support of local organizations and businesses; the agency is ready to open its doors to once again provide its service to help older adults and caregivers in the community.
In addition to the reopening recognition, Chautauqua Adult Day Care Centers, Inc. will also have the privilege of hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner for clients and their families as well as staff, volunteers, and local dignitaries. The event includes a traditional Thanksgiving feast and a program of recognition following the dinner.
Support for the Present Center project included:
The purchase and installation of new windows by the First Baptist Church of Jamestown
New furniture purchased through a grant from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation
Painting of the facility was done by Cummins Engine Volunteers who volunteered their time as part of the United Way 12 Months of Caring project.
Karen Lucks, Associate Director stated, "We are very fortunate to have people and organizations in the community helping us help others. It was a group effort and the final touch that made it possible was the volunteer support from Cummins Engine through the United Way 12 Months of Caring Program. Over the years, we have been fortunate to have Cummins Engine volunteers help us with many projects."
In 1998, the agency was able to receive seed funding from 11 different funders to officially open the Present Center.
The center was named after Senator Jess Present, who was a supporter of Adult Day Care in Chautauqua County for many years. Day programs such as the Present Center enable older adults to remain at home, help caregivers get a break from caregiving and remain employed. The Present Center provides an affordable long-term care solution for families and is a cost effective alternative to placing someone in a nursing home or pay for higher levels of care.
The Present Center officially opened its doors on Oct. 5, 1998 and was the first Alzheimer Adult Day Care program in Chautauqua County. Fifteen years later, the site has grown over the years and has touched the lives of many families and older adults in the community who live with the disease.
Chautauqua Adult Day Care Centers Inc. is a not for profit United Way agency, which offers affordable Senior Day Programs for adults sixty years of age and older who live in the community.
The agency has four sites that serve all of Chautauqua County. The programs provide socialization and offer many opportunities for older adults to participate in activities during the day in a caring, friendly atmosphere with supportive staff and companionship.
The sites provide breakfast, snack, and a noon time meal for participants. There is also a Community Recreation Program that helps persons participate in outings in the community. The sites also offer pet therapy, ceramics, music programs, arts and crafts and much more on an ongoing basis.
Additionally, a Saturday Program is available in Jamestown. For participants who desire financial assistance, funding is available.
To learn more, visit www.seniordayprograms.com or call the Jamestown office at 664-9759.
Be sure to visit Chautauqua Adult Day Care Centers, Inc. on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Chautauqua-Adult-Day-Care-Centers-Inc/345410848897292.