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Those who spend time at the Active Day Senior Care Center on 431 North, got a special surprise visit from the Logan County Public Library recently, bringing ice cream for all to enjoy.

The library is one of many community partners who come out to the center volunteering time as well as entertainment with those who stay there during the day.

Tammy Dauley, Center Director at the center, said they have many in the community providing support to the center monthly.

“We are extremely blessed with lots of folks from the community coming to our center to do a variety of activities for our clients,” said Dauley. “They always bring goodies for us and bring the supplies for a craft and help the clients with the craft.”

Dauley says since the center does not have transportation, the clients rarely get to go on field trips, so she loves to have the community some and visit.

“We have to rely on adaptive enterprise to transport our clients to the center, but this doesn’t include field trips,” said Dauley. “If anyone wishes to stop by, we would welcome the visit. We love visitors.”

Some of the community partners who visit the center include: First General Baptist Church and Townsend Grove Baptist Church, who brings prizes and plays bingo with clients; Grace Baptist Church, who sings and plays instruments; Elk Lick Baptist Church, who sings and shares a devotion; Beverly, Kay and Lois, who offer Karaoke; Paige with he extension office provides a nutrition class monthly; Angie Jenkins, who comes and gives hair cuts; Deven with Kindred comes in to do bingo; Clay Bilyeu and Timmy Parrish and friends come to sing and the Logan County Public Library.

There are many others who have donated books, puzzles, bingo prizes, etc. The library donated two book shelves, along with books and puzzles.

“This is one way to do what we call, “Community Sharing,” said Dauley.

The center is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. If you would like a spot monthly or be placed on the calendar, please contact Christy Wright at 270-726-2100, or if you want, just drop by and visit at 3239 Lewisburg Road, Russellville.

Active Day along with Senior Care is the largest provider of adult day health services, with more than 75 centers in 11 states serving approximately 6,000 clients.’

The centers are staffed with attentive and caring professionals who provide health care supervision, engaging therapeutic activity programs and rehabilitative therapies in a comfortable, homelike environment. The primary focus is helping clients achieve a marked improvement in their overall quality of life, health care and daily functioning while providing respite and peace of mind for their caregivers.

Adult Day health services are designed to improve the quality of life for disabled adults, the elderly and their families by providing a daily program of health services in an enjoyable, safe, home-like environment.

With a professionally managed adult day health service program, frail adults maintain Independence and dignity and caregivers enjoy the peace of mind which comes from knowing their loved one is receiving the appropriate level of care.

Active Day centers are for individuals who require health care and support services as a result of chronic conditions including: Alzheimer’s, COPD, stoke, dementia, seizures, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s, diabetes or developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Active Day centers offer many distinct advantages and the most cost-effective option for long-term care. While costs differ based on care level and geographic region, nationwide averages show that the annual cost for adult day health services are significantly less than those for other long-term care options. Registered nurses, personal acre assistants, activities staff and therapists help clients maintain the best possible quality of life while also offering respite for family caregivers.

In many cases, the services may be paid in pat or in full by Medicaid, Veterans Administration or private long-term care insurance, although coverage varies by state and policy. Keep in mind as well that out-of-pocket expenditures may qualify as a tax-deductible medical expense.

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