Care­giver sup­port avail­able in Queens

The Queens County Advance - - COMMUNITY -

Are you a care­giver in need of a break?

Queens County is full of in­di­vid­u­als that have the re­spon­si­bil­ity for car­ing for a par­ent or loved one each and ev­ery day. Although it is re­ward­ing, this task can be­come over­whelm­ing and detri­men­tal to the care­giver’s health. Of­ten be­ing left with lit­tle time to take care of them­selves, these in­di­vid­u­als ex­pe­ri­ence burnout. Even­tu­ally, this re­sults in in­creased stress and a de­cline in the men­tal and phys­i­cal well­be­ing of the care­giver. In or­der to avoid this, care­givers must seek respite ser­vices.

The Queens County Adult Day Pro­gram is a sup­port ser­vice for se­niors liv­ing within our com­mu­nity. In case you have not heard of us, our pro­gram is ded­i­cated The Queens County Adult Day Pro­gram sup­ports se­niors ex­pe­ri­enc­ing chal­lenges as­so­ci­ated with the ag­ing process or are in need of men­tal or phys­i­cal stim­u­la­tion.

to Queens County res­i­dents who are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing chal­lenges

as­so­ci­ated with the ag­ing process or are in need of men­tal or phys­i­cal stim­u­la­tion. In ad­di­tion, the pro­gram of­fers sup­port and respite for care­givers en­abling these in­di­vid­u­als to carry out their var­i­ous roles within their fam­ily and com­mu­nity.

The pro­gram takes place in a safe and home­like set­ting as well as pro­vides mean­ing­ful so­cial and recre­ational ac­tiv­i­ties which fo­cus on par­tic­i­pants’ in­ter­ests, needs, and abil­i­ties. Po­ten­tial ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude but are not lim­ited to: Bingo, bak­ing, lex­i­con, mu­sic, word puz­zles, ex­er­cises, gar­den­ing, cards, bowl­ing, bus out­ings, etc.

High­lights of the pro­gram in­clude:

Takes place in two sites on var­i­ous days: Queens Manor (Tues­day, Wed­nes­day, & Fri­day) and North Queens Nurs­ing Home (Tues­day & Fri­day)

Pro­gram runs from 10AM3:30PM Lunch & snacks pro­vided $12 per day Trans­porta­tion avail­able

Still not sure if the pro­gram is right for your loved one?

Come for a trial day. Af­ter com­plet­ing our ap­pli­ca­tion process with the co­or­di­na­tor, a date will be des­ig­nated for the new ap­pli­cant to try­out the pro­gram. This trial day al­lows all po­ten­tial par­tic­i­pants to see if the pro­gram suits their needs. We en­cour­age all new ap­pli­cants to bring along a care­giver or friend in or­der to ease any ini­tial anx­i­ety about at­tend­ing. Fol­low­ing a suc­cess­ful trial day, the co­or­di­na­tor will then reg­is­ter the new par­tic­i­pant.

For more in­for­ma­tion please con­tact the Adult Day Pro­gram Co­or­di­na­tor, Crystal Ste­wart­smith by call­ing 902-354-3451 Ext.7 or by email­ing adult­daypro­gram@queens­


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