Guests at the Circle of Life Adult Day Care Center return from the Forest Park golf course where they enjoyed a little putting practice. Back seat, front: Joan Clancy and Rose Sellmer. Front seat, front: Mary Bell Harrison and Circle of Life Administrator, Belinda Clancy.
The Circle of Life Adult Day Care Center is open for business but at a different location than was originally planned. The program started June 4, and was to be housed in the home of Rose Sellmer who lives on north Washington Street. However, due to insurance complications, the Center was never able to open there.
"We're now temporarily located at Cooper Towers, 120 West Jackson Street, Apt. 709," said Sally Bass Co-Program Director.
The Center meets several needs of the aging population and their families. Circle of Life provides care for adults who can't stay home alone and need assistance with their activities of daily living, but don't want to go to a nursing home. It offers seniors who may otherwise be homebound and isolated, an opportunity to socialize. It gives caregivers, many who work, needed mental and physical relief.
Time is set aside each day for the guests to talk about current events, do exercises, arts and craft projects and engage in pet therapy. A guest can have a garden or participate in other activities of personal interest. And they can share a nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack and visit with new and old friends.
Caregivers are Sally Bass, Penny Campbell and Belinda Clancy. The Center is open 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The cost is $15 per day for four hours or less and $30 a day over four hours. Anyone wanting more information about the Center may call (812) 443-5433.