Students from the Maple Grove Junior-Senior High School junior class visited Chautauqua Adult Day Care's Present Center over the holidays.
The students made chocolate-covered pretzels with the participants. They worked with each other and melted the chocolate, prepared the toppings and reminisced with the elderly. Others worked on helping to make decorative homemade cookie jars, that were given away as Christmas gifts. After lunch, the clients were treated to Christmas Carols, sung by the students, and joined in with some of the lyrics.
Chautauqua Adult Day Care Centers Inc. offers senior day programs for adults 60 years of age and older who live in community. The centers provide socialization and offer many opportunities for clients to participate in activities during the day in a caring friendly atmosphere. Senior Day Programs provide supportive staff, a secure group setting, supervision, meals, social work services, recreation and companionship. In addition, the agency now has a "Saturday Program" in Jamestown that focuses on participants being very involved in attending local events and outdoor recreation every week as well as eating home cooked meals.
Junior classmen at Maple Grove made chocolates for seniors over their Christmas break.
The Chautauqua Adult Day Care Centers, Inc. is a not-for-profit United Way agency, that provides an affordable option for older adults in the community to remain independent and at home. The mission of the agency is to provide an affordable day program that helps older adults remain independent and at home.