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Published June 08, 2010, 01:31 PM

Parkwood Place Offers Adult Care Day Service

Parkwood Place is launching a new adult care day system.

By: Brady Mallory, WDAZ

Parkwood Place is launching a new adult care day system. Senior citizens in the community can sign up if they need a little extra help during the day or if they just want to branch out and meet new people.

Resident 'Dimpy' Budge said Parkwood Place is good for residents because it is, "Never a dull day. If you have a dull day it's your own fault."

Budge said with all the activities and the excellent staff, Parkwood is a nice community for senior citizens. Now Parkwood is extending their care by launching an adult care day service.

"Part of the idea is they can come here and have the companionship of other people who are in the same situation as them," said Executive Director Linda Butler.

Officials at Parkwood say they felt a need for this in the community. They got the go-ahead in May and for about forty dollars a day, the new day service lets senior citizens who don't live at Parkwood Place enjoy the same perks that are available to residents like Budge.

Nursing Manager Doreen Langlois said, "There would be transportation to and from doctors appointments, we're also including a noon meal."

They also want to help another group known as the sandwich generation.

"Basically our baby boomers still in the workforce have elderly parents in a lot of cases they're taking care of them as well as juggling a work schedule and probably have children of their own," said Langlois.

"Part of the concern is for your parents and they're being well-taken care of. This would offer them the opportunity to do that," Butler said.

With a beauty parlor, whirl pool spa and outings to movies and theatre productions, the Parkwood Adult Care Day Service will keep you busy, but Budge points out the best perk of all.

"Everybody is a friend. Everyone is a friend."