Social Adult Day Care Programs Available

News from Aging, Posted on Fri, 09/08/2017 - 12:54pm

Did you know that Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging/NY Connects has multiple funding opportunities for Cattaraugus County residents to attend adult day care programs? Adult day care programs offer a dual solution; they help family caregivers who need a respite from caregiving responsibilities while also providing seniors health-promoting opportunities to socialize with other seniors.

Activities provided at adult day care centers include things like:

• Arts and crafts

• Musical entertainment, singing and dancing

• Games that provide mental stimulation

• Exercise appropriate to ability

• Local outings

• Discussion and reminiscing

• Intergenerational activities

• Meals and snacks

Adult day care is appropriate for seniors who are:

• Alone during the day while family members are at work or taking care of other responsibilities

• In need of companionship and social stimulation for a few hours a day or a few days a week

• Physically or cognitively challenged but do not require 24-hour supervision

• In the early stages of Alzheimer's disease

All services are based on an individual care plan and assessment of your loved one. Social adult day services provide a break to caregivers, and can especially give peace of mind to working caregivers.

There are program centers located in Allegany, Olean, and Gowanda. A free screening is available by contacting Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging/ NY Connects at 716-373-8032 or 1-800-462-2901.

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