Taft Adult Day Care Center Receives Wii System, Games

Residents of the Taft Center take part in a Wii game. The Taft Center at Chautauqua Adult Day Services recently received a grant from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation to purchase a Wii machine and games. Submitted photo

The Taft Center at Chautauqua Adult Day Services recently received a grant from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation to purchase a Wii machine and games.

The participants are now able to use technology to take part in games individually or in groups that encourage physical movement, socialization and good-natured competition. The technology allows everyone to participate regardless of handicapping conditions.

Chautauqua Adult Day Services offers senior day programs for adults 60 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 more. 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 more information visit www.seniordayprograms.com or call 326-6842 in Westfield, 366-8786 in Dunkirk or 665-4899 in Jamestown.

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