A grand-opening celebration will be held Thursday for a long-awaited senior day-care center in El Dorado Hills.
The day-care center, at Gilmore Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane, will open to clients March 31. It will be operated by the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency.
Thursday’s celebration, scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m., will include an open house and tours.
The Health and Human Services Agency began operating the Senior Day Care Center in Placerville nearly 25 years ago. In 1998, a committee was formed to explore creation of a satellite center in El Dorado Hills. Work on the center began in 2007 but was put on hold in 2008 due to the economic downturn. Last June, the Board of Supervisors authorized funding to complete the project.
The senior day-care program will operate in about 2,300 square feet of Gilmore Senior Center. It will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, serving adults needing care and supervision during the day.
Officials noted that clients typically are older adults with chronic health conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, stroke-related conditions, Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. Activities at the center will include daily group exercises, crafts, modified sports, guest speakers, live music and field trips. Meals and snacks are included.
Fees at the El Dorado Hills and Placerville centers range from $44 to $58 per day.
The El Dorado County Transit Authority provides subsidized transportation for senior day-care clients. Transportation services may be arranged through staff members of the day-care center.
For information about the county’s senior day-care services, call (916) 358-3560 in El Dorado Hills, or (530) 621-6180 in Placerville. Information also is available on the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency website, at www.edcgov.us/humanservices.
Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.