“The Maples Club” Offers Drop in or Full Day Care
Silver Maples of Chelsea will launch the area’s first adult day service program on July 20, 2009. And with more and more baby-boomers feeling the crunch between raising families and caring for their aging parents, this is a service whose time has come.
Jerry Wilczynski, president and CEO of Silver Maples, said that the feedback from the community has already been good
“As soon as we made the ‘go’ decision and communicated an early announcement that Silver Maples was planning on opening an adult day services program, we received encouraging feedback from health care providers saying, ‘the Chelsea area needs this!’”
The Maples Club will provide a variety of activities such as art, music, lectures, recreation, and exercise. Activities will be designed for members looking for more social and intellectual opportunities, as well as those needing memory care. Club members can come for a couple of hours or for the entire day. The hours of operation will be 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission to the program is required. For those staying 5 hours or more, the first meal is included.
“Silver Maples is looking forward to providing this valuable community support. We have the trained staff and facilities and a beautiful setting offering a home away from home for a day, or for as long as is needed, if someone chooses to live at Silver Maples of Chelsea permanently,” said Wilczynski.
He said that Maples Club members may require some assistance with the activities of daily living such as eating, dressing, and medication management, but they generally do not require skilled nursing care. The goal is to assist older adults and those with chronic conditions to remain as independent as possible in their own homes, for as long as feasible.
Wilczynski said that the benefits of such a program are two-fold.
“Not only can it help seniors stay connected, but it provides an opportunity for adult children who may be shouldering the primary care for their aging parents to have a break, perhaps to attend to personal business, or go to work for the day.”
Members will also be able to utilize Silver Maples other services, including the Spa and Salon, the Foot Nurse, and additional meals.
Silver Maples is a non-profit community offering independent and assisted living apartments and villa homes including services such as meals, housekeeping, laundry, a wide spectrum of activities, a social worker, support with activities of daily living and medication management for adults 60 years of age and older.
For more information or to register for the Maples Club, call (734) 475-4111 or visit www.silvermaples.org.
SOURCE: Email press release from Silver Maples, 6.19.09