Community Foundation give $10K to day care

March 24, 2016

The Clare County Community Foundation has awarded $10,000 to the Clare County Senior Services/Council on Aging for funding of the Adult Day Care Project.

The grant will benefit not only the elderly and disabled in need of day-time supervision, but the caregivers of those seniors that have other obligations during the day.  The day care will provide elder adults with a structured environment of planned activities and nutritious meals while allowing them to reside at home with their families.  It will also provide an alternative to institutionalizing loved ones that suffer from dementia, Parkinson’s or other mental health issues.

Clare County Senior Services has partnered with the Clare-Gladwin RESD Career and Technical Education Program (CTE) for the build.  The CTE program provides construction education to approximately 18 high school juniors and seniors interested in a career in the industry.  The RESD CTE program will provide labor for the build at no cost.  This will give students an on-the-job education that goes towards a good cause.

When adult loved ones can no longer care for themselves, families can be forced to make difficult decisions.  This grant makes the transition of losing independence easier for the elderly and their families by providing Clare County Senior Services with the funds to make the Adult Day Care Project a reality.

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