The El Dorado County Senior Day Care Services Program is celebrating 25 years of service this year. The Health & Human Services Agency is delighted to invite the community to an open house and 25th anniversary celebration on Thursday, September 18, 2014, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Senior Day Care Center located at 935A Spring Street in Placerville.
The Senior Day Care Center in Placerville first opened its door on August 28, 1989, and in early 2014, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors demonstrated its ongoing commitment to the senior population by expanding the program to include a Senior Day Care Center in El Dorado Hills. The centers provide care and activities for adults needing supervision during the daytime hours. Most clients are older adults who are isolated or whose quality of life has been compromised by a chronic health condition such as Parkinson's disease, stroke, Alzheimer's disease or related dementia. Activities at the centers include group exercise, crafts, modified sports, speakers, live music and field trips. Supportive services, education and referrals are also available for members and their families.
According to Wanda Demarest, Supervisor for the Senior Day Care Services Program, the program is a true labor of love. "Our centers truly fill a need in the community," said Demarest. "To see the smiles on the faces of our clients and to feel the gratitude from family members who know their loved ones are being well cared for is very rewarding. The atmosphere and services at our centers provide members with the respect and care they deserve, while also emphasizing a positive self-image and the possibility of improvement through continued stimulation of body, mind and spirit."
The September 18 open house and 25th anniversary celebration at the Placerville Center will include live music, refreshments, a short program with speakers, tours of the facility and more. For information about the event or Senior Day Care Services, call (530) 621-6180. Senior Day Care Services is a program of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency.
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