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Chautauqua Adult Day Services Receives Two Grants, Four New Recliners

From left are Tom Harvey, Walter Zilich, Janet Baker, Margaret Rhinehart and Christine Tobolski.

Chautauqua Adult Day Services recently received two grants that allowed the purchase of four new recliners for the Present Center, which is the non-profit organization’s Alzheimer’s and dementia program.

The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation provided one grant through the Carl Yngve and Lucille Adamson Fund that the foundation administers. The other grant was awarded by the First Presbyterian Church Mission Fund, 509 Prendergast Ave., Jamestown.

The new chairs have replaced four recliners and provide a comfortable place for those who attend to be in a home-like setting while attending the Present Center during the day. The Present Center provides a secure, supervised setting.

Chautauqua Adult Day Services, offers senior day programs for adults sixty 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 seniors participate in outings in the community. The sites offer pet therapy, ceramics, music programs, arts and crafts and other activities on an ongoing basis. In addition, the agency also has a Saturday Program in Jamestown which helps participants stay involved in community events and outdoor recreation. Funding is available.

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 Westfield at 326-6842, Dunkirk at 366-8786 or Jamestown at 665-4899.

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