Group trying to organize new day center for seniors

It has been almost two and a half years since the Adult Day Center at Sunshine Terrace closed but now a local group has announced it is working hard on a plan to open a new center, possibly at the Whittier Community Center. Committee Chairman Doug Stevenson, who is Executive Director of the United Way of Cache Valley, says an important meeting will be held Wednesday for anyone who would like to know more about the proposed day center. The meeting stats at 6:30 p.m. at the Pioneer Valley Lodge in North Logan, 2351 North 400 East. On KVNU’s Crosstalk show Tuesday, Mary Bennett, who was serving as director when the other center closed, says the services have been greatly missed. “We had wonderful caregivers and, of course, those caregivers saw the need for their loved ones to be in a safe place where they could also have stimulating experiences instead of just sitting at home,” Bennett said. “Caregivers have a dual-type role, they have to stay healthy and they have to take care of their loved ones. They recognized that if they have adult day care services they can do both.” Bennett says among the services that will be provided will be activities of daily living, socialization, exercises, medication management, nutritious meals and such options as music therapy.

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