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Girl Scout’s Gold Award Project Focuses On Adult Day Services

Courtney Jung is pictured volunteering at Chautauqua Adult Day Services. She is working on a Girl Scout Gold Award project to renovate the program’s activity room by painting and installing shading blinds in the main activity room.

Courtney Jung, a Girl Scout working on her Gold Award, is looking for help completing her Gold Award project.

Jung has been a volunteer at Chautauqua Adult Day Services for the past three years.

“I enjoy interacting with the older adults who attend the program, whether it’s doing puzzles and games or playing my guitar for everyone’s entertainment,” she said. “Every Saturday morning, I also volunteer for the Taft Center Saturday program in Jamestown and enjoy seeing everyone who attends. With our growing elderly population, there is a need to be able to have programs such as the Adult Day programs provided by Chautauqua Adult Day Services to help older adults remain independent and at home. My Gold Award project for Girl Scouts is to help renovate the activity room located at the First Baptist Church which houses the Present Center, Alzheimer Day program. My goal is to help renovate the Center by painting and installing shading blinds in the main activity room.”

Jung said she needs help paying for the project. She has set up a a GoFundMe account (Chautauqua Adult Day Care Project) to give people in the community an opportunity help. Checks payable to Chautauqua Adult Day Services may also be sent to the agency with the note Courtney Project on the check and sent to Chautauqua Adult Day Services, 358 E. Fifth St., Jamestown, NY 14701.

Chautauqua Adult Day Services, a not for profit United Way Community Partner, offers senior day programs for adults sixty years of age and older who live in community. The day programs enable seniors to have remain at home and obtain quality of life through socialization and activity programming. 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 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. Funding is available.

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 664-9759 in Jamestown.

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