In their 23 years of marriage, Oak Parkers Betty and Tom Henderson danced through life. Then about two years ago, everything "flipped overnight." "The man I live with now is not the man I married," said Betty at Accolade Adult Day Services, a program run by Catholic Charities.
At first, Delfino Guerrero didn't want to participate in an adult daycare program. He feared that at 91, he'd become too much of a burden on his family, and the day program was a guise for placing him in a full-time nursing home. Now, six months later, he can't get enough.
As the number of older seniors continues to grow, so does the need for safe, affordable adult day services that provide stimulating activities, outings, friendship and healthy meals in a supervised setting. Come tour the newly renovated and expanded Accolade Adult Day Services center, learn about the program and enjoy free refreshments at a community open house on Thursday, June 16 from 2 to 6 p.m. at 112 S. Humphrey.