Midway Park Holds Adult Day Services’ Annual Picnic

Participants from Chautauqua Adult Day Services’ attend the agency’s annual picnic at Midway State park. Submitted photo

Participants from Chautauqua Adult Day Services’ put on their country western attire at the agency’s annual picnic at Midway State park.

The agency has four sites and each year the agency hosts a huge picnic at Midway Park with food, live music, decorations and a theme. This year’s theme was “Country and Western.” Decorations and props were made by the participants from all of its four programs highlighting the theme of the picnic and they were displayed all over the picnic area. More than 200 people attended the picnic which took place in two pavilions. Participants, family members, friends and dignitaries attended the event.

Participants and guests were entertained by the Sunnyside Up Band.

The Chautauqua Adult Day Care Centers, Inc. also worked together with the Jamestown Area Meals on Wheels and the Chautauqua County Office for Aging.

“The preparation, planning and physical work to have our picnic each year to the level of quality we want for our participants is a major undertaking,” said Karen Lucks, Chautauqua Adult Day Services’ associate director. “We are fortunate to have the dedicated, hard working staff and volunteers we have. They give it their all to have a special fun and memorable experience for the participants and family members who attend the picnic. It takes a team and our volunteers and staff are what make it happen.”

Chautauqua Adult Day Services offers senior day programs for adults 60 years of age and older who live in community. The centers provide socialization and offer many opportunities for clients to participate in activities during the day in a caring friendly atmosphere. Senior Day Programs provide supportive staff, supervision, meals, transportation, social work services, recreation, and companionship. In addition, the agency has a “Saturday Program” in Jamestown that focuses on participants being very involved in attending local events and outdoor recreation every week as well as eating home cooked meals.

Chautauqua Adult Day Services, a United Way Community Partner and RSVP Volunteer agency provides an affordable option for older adults in the community to remain independent and at home. The mission of the agency is to provide an affordable day program that helps older adults remain independent and at home.

For 35 years, the agency has provided day programs that 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 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 more information, visit www.seniordayprograms.com or call the Westfield site at 326-6842, the Dunkirk site at 366-8786 or the Jamestown site at 664-9759.

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