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Seniors receive grant
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Posted: 2013 Jul 19 - 06:43

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Senior Resource Association recently received a $15,000 grant for its Adult Day Care Scholarship Program for Women from the John's Island Community Service League.

The Adult Day Care Program, open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday from is an affordable alternative to nursing care and in-home care. The program is designed for adults who have physical and/or cognitive limitations or who need to be professionally supervised.

"We see so many families who are making tremendous sacrifices to care for a loved one at home, and their efforts need to be supported," said Ginna O'Connor, vice president of programs at the Senior Resource Association. "Adult Day Care is a wonderful solution for many of the families that we see. We truly appreciate the John's Island Community Service League's recognition of this program and its importance to both participants and family caregivers."

Clients enjoy activities with others throughout the day, and receive health monitoring as well as enjoy nutritious snacks and meals. Equally important, the program provides respite to caregivers and families seeking to keep a loved one home.

"The John's Island Community Service League has been a supporter of the Senior Resource Association since 2004," said Anne Melanson, co-chairwoman of the JICSL Philanthropy Committee. "In April, we awarded a grant of $15,000 to provide scholarships for individual day-care services. This program provides supervision for the seniors and respite for the caregivers, many of whom are working families. We believe this program will help keep families together and prevent seniors from going prematurely to a nursing home."

For more information, visit www.seniorresourceassociation.org or call (772) 569-0760.

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