(Placerville, CA) - The El Dorado County Adult Day Program currently has several program openings and is accepting new members. The Adult Day Program (also known as "The Club") provides care and activities for adults who need supervision during daytime hours to keep them safe and enjoying their day. The program has locations in both Placerville and El Dorado Hills.
"The Adult Day Program is extremely important for both our members and family caregivers," said Yvette Wencke, El Dorado County Senior Services Manager. "Our members not only benefit from a safe and structured day, but also are actively engaged in group and social activities that are vital for the health of any older adult. The program also gives family caregivers a respite or the ability to go to work knowing their loved one is being well cared for."
According to Wencke, most program participants are older adults who are isolated or alone, or who need a little extra help due to declining health, Parkinson's disease, stroke, Alzheimer's disease or related dementia. "The Club provides individual attention for members, a healthy lunch and snacks, and a multitude of activities, including group exercise, crafts, modified sports, speakers, and live music. Supportive services, education and referrals are also available for members and their families," said Wencke.
The Club is a program of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency and has been in operation since August 1989. In addition to new members, the program is also accepting applications from those interested in serving as volunteers for the program. For information about The Club located in Placerville, please call Nancy Wilson at (530) 621-6180. To reach The Club in El Dorado Hills, please call Jillien Smith at (916) 358-3560. Additional information about the program can also be found online at www.edcgov.us/ads.