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Critical to Casa Central's mission is the health and well-being of the community's elderly. An often neglected group, seniors: our parents, grandparents and family members are an important element of the family unit. Through our programs, seniors are given the opportunity to interact with their peers, work with young people and for those with physical or other restraints, receive the care they need onsite or in their homes.
"The Adult Wellness Center saved my mother's life and my family..."
Jorge was very happy living in Chicago but he worried about his mother in Colombia who was getting older and did not have her children nearby to care for her. Despite some reluctance, Jorge was able to convince his mother, Aura, to move to Chicago.
Although several of Jorge's siblings were also here, they all worked long hours and didn't have a lot of time to spend with their mother during the day. Despite their good intentions, Jorge was beginning to wonder if he had made a mistake.
Program participants were able to bring Aura to and from the Adult Wellness Center. She was able to get breakfast, lunch and a snack before h. While there, Aura was able to participate in a wide variety of activities such as dancing, crocket, dominos, and field trips. Aura was also provided breakfast, lunch, and a snack before being brought back home. Jorge was very pleased to have found such a fantastic program where his mother could both feel at home and engage with other Latino folks her age.
PROMOTING ACTIVE, HEALTHY LIFESTYLES FOR SENIORS
Each year at Casa Central's Adult Wellness Center, 150 seniors stay involved in social activities, aerobics and field trips, while 1,500 home-bound seniors receive services at home.
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