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Chautauqua Adult Day Care To Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month Wednesday

On Wednesday, Chautauqua Adult Day Services will host an open house to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month at the Taft Center Senior Day Program, 663 Lakeview Ave., Jamestown, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested by calling 665-4899, ext. 2 and then option 4.

The celebration will include a brief presentation, light refreshments, music and information in both English and Spanish.

Karen Lucks, Chautauqua Adult Day Services associate director, said she is looking forward to the event as a way to get the word out about the Senior Day Program and the Latino Outreach to seniors program.

“We have a wonderful program available for frail or impaired older adults who need a secure setting where they can socialize with other people, participate in supervised activities and outings, plus enjoy nutritious meals. We strive to enhance the quality of life for our seniors, allowing them to delay institutionalization and remain as independent as possible. Our Senior Day Program also provides respite for caregivers,” Lucks said. “Our goal is to also get this information out to our Latino community. Our bilingual Client Care Coordinator, Migdahlia Santiago, will be at the event to talk to any Spanish speaking community members who are interested in finding out more about how the Senior Day program can benefit them and their families.”

In addition to the scholarship fund, the agency also has a program funded by the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County that provides interpretation and translation services for Latino older adults and their families. The goal of the program is to help older Latino adults and caregiver’s access community based services to help them remain healthy and independent. One of the programs they can access to help them remain at home if they are frail are the day programs offered by the Chautauqua Adult Day Services.

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. The agency offers senior day programs for adults 60 years of age and older who live in community. The day programs 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. Funding is available and the programs are located in Westfield, Jamestown and Dunkirk.

For more information call 665-4899 or visit www.seniordayprograms.com.

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