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About Casa Central
The Largest Hispanic Social Service Agency in the Midwest
Founded in 1954 by a multi-denominational group of churches to provide social services to the Hispanic population, Casa Central has evolved
Adult Wellness Center
The Adult Wellness Center at Casa Central is the 2010 recipient of the Outstanding Adult Day Services Award, sponsored by the National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA).
The Center was recognized for its expertise, experience, and innovation in the daily care of adults ages 60 and up, according to Linda Alexander-Lieblang, chairperson of NADSA.
The award was created in 2007 to recognize outstanding achievement in the operation of adult day centers. Wellness Center employees accepted the award at NADSA’s annual conference in Raleigh, North Carolina on August 21st.
“Thank you for making a difference in the lives of older adults and persons with disabilities,” said Ms. Alexander-Lieblang. “The day center is recognized as a model on which others can learn from as ‘best practice.’ "
Casa Central manages its Adult Wellness Center at 1343 North California Avenue in Chicago. The Center welcomes an average of 80 participants each weekday; participants socialize with their peers in a safe, supervised environment, where they receive breakfast and lunch and take part in a variety of healthy activities. Casa Central provides most of the participants with round-trip transportation to and from their homes.
As a professional trade association, NADSA has succeeded in establishing an influential presence for adult day services at national policy and legislative tables. Among its accomplishments: the development of national recommended operating Standards and Guidelines, and curriculum for professional development geared to the needs of adult day services managers and direct care workers.
Casa Central's Team
Our dedicated and compassionate staff make Casa Central the organization that it is today. From leadership to volunteers, our vision of empowering the community is delivered every step of the way.