Thanks to a grant from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, staff at Chautauqua Adult Day Care Centers now have access to a library of DVD training materials. The new training materials will allow Chautauqua Adult Day Care Centers to properly train its staff and meet state mandates for education. It also becomes a cost-effective way to keep staff updated on best practices and provides greater flexibility in training.
"Special thanks to the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation for providing the needed funding for our DVD training project," said Frank Bercik, executive director. "By receiving this grant, approximately 40 staff members consisting of Retired Senior Volunteer Program workers, Department of Social Services staff, senior companions and aides, social work student interns and Chautauqua Adult Day Care employees will continue to receive valuable training on an ongoing basis."
By establishing an educational DVD training library, the agency will save money every year for state mandated annual training. Also, employees can receive training at more convenient times and days throughout the week. This specifically enables direct care employees better access to the library during varied times during the day to better meet their daily work routines.
Karen Lucks, associate director, Crystal Gabriel, case manager, Frank Bercik, executive director, and Diane Samuelson, program coordinator, inspect some of the new training materials made possible by a grant from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation.
Chautauqua Adult Day Care Centers Inc. is a nonprofit United Way agency, which offers senior day programs and Respite Care Services for adults 60 years of age and older who live in the community. The agency has four sites that serve all of Chautauqua County.
The programs provide socialization and offer many opportunities for older adults to participate in activities during the day.
The sites provide breakfast, snack and a noon time meal for participants. There is also a Community Recreation Program that helps people participate in outings in the community. The sites also offer pet therapy, ceramics, music programs, arts and crafts, and more on an ongoing basis.
Additionally, a Saturday program is available in Jamestown. For participants who desire financial assistance, funding is available. To learn more, visit www.seniordayprograms.com or call the Jamestown office at 664-9759. One can also find Chautauqua Adult Day Care on Facebook.