Chicago, IL (September 24, 2021) Casa Central is pleased to announce the reopening of their Adult Wellness Center (AWC) this week, following an 18-month closure due to COVID-19. In preparation for the reopening, there was careful planning and attention given to ensure the continuing safety and wellbeing of all staff and participants. Staff, visitors and participants will be required to wear facemasks and to comply with social distancing while attending the Center.
Multiple studies have suggested that loneliness and social isolation are associated with increased blood pressure, higher cholesterol levels, depression and a decrease in cognitive abilities.
Not surprisingly, one of the best ways to address older adult social isolation and loneliness, is to support older adults in establishing social relationships. For older adults, joining an adult day center is a wonderful way to get involved in activities and meet people.
“The worst things for older adults is isolation and loneliness,” Dr. Illeana Gomez, Vice President of Senior and Community Services said. “This past year has been an extremely difficult time for so many older adults and that’s why we are so happy and excited to be welcoming our older adult participants back to our newly renovated Center.”
Casa Central’s accredited Adult Wellness Center (AWC) offers bilingual services and daily center-based care to Latino and other older adults, 60 years of age and older, and provides a wide variety of fun and therapeutic activities within a safe and supervised setting.
The Center offers opportunities for socialization and increased activity to help older adults maintain and/or improve their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical well-being, and to help older adults maintain their independence as long as possible.
Casa Central’s bright and airy Adult Wellness Center has resumed regular programming, which includes: Arts and crafts, dancing, field trips, birthday and holiday celebrations, yoga and fitness activities, health and wellness workshops, cultural events, table games such as dominoes and billiards, music and theater performances, and much more.
In addition, the Adult Wellness Center provides daily, culturally appropriate meals and snacks, which are prepared on-site. Participants can also receive safe and supervised round-trip transportation and the program has an on-site nurse to monitor the physical wellbeing of our participants.
Casa Central Adult Wellness Center is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and is located at 1343 N. California Avenue, Chicago, IL. If you, or someone you know, is interested in attending Casa Central’s Adult Wellness Center, please contact our staff at 773-645-2487.