THE ENHANCED OUTDOOR RECREATION PROGRAM FOR THE ELDERLY

THE ENHANCED OUTDOOR RECREATION PROGRAM FOR THE ELDERLY

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Chautauqua Adult Day Services

Chautauqua Adult Day Services, Dunkirk Site has recently received a grant from the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation. This grant has allowed the program to enhance their outdoor games as pictured above. The grant also made it possible to purchase raised beds for gardening where they are growing vegetables. The participants are planning on doing some canning when the vegetables are ready. They also received a gas grill for cookouts and everyone enjoys a cookout. For many seniors the cookouts at program are the only ones they will be able to attend. The participants are very excited with all the new outdoor items and will enjoy them for many summers to come.

Chautauqua Adult Day Services, offers senior day programs for adults sixty years of age and older who live in the community. The day programs enable seniors to remain at home and obtain quality of life through socialization and activity programing. In addition to providing a break for caregivers, the sites provide breakfast, snack and a hot noon time meal for participants. There is also a Community Recreation Program that helps our seniors participate in outings in the community. 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. Funding is available.

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 www.seniordayprograms.com or call Westfield- (716) 326-6842 Dunkirk- (716) 366-8786 Jamestown- (716) 665-4899.

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