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Sno-Valley Senior Center calls on community to save Adult Day Health
The Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation could soon lose its Adult Day Health program, a devastating prospect for the families who use it, says program manager Karen Koenig.
“I hear from our caregivers how tragic it would be for their families for us to close,” she said.
Adult Day Health, serving a maximum of 12 clients per day, provides support, health care, socialization and supervision to patients four days a week. Most, but not all of the patients, have some form of dementia, Koenig said, and the program, supported by two Snoqualmie Valley Hospital nurses, helps both the patients and their caregivers by giving them some much-needed respite.
Steady decreases in state funding have led to fewer referrals to the program, the only one of its kind within 20 miles, Koenig said.
Community members are being asked to contribute any amount to help the program reach its goal of $55,000 annually for the next three years. Find out more at www.snovalleysenior.org.