Management from the non-profit Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care Center, TAADCC, in Tamaqua gave a presentation to the Tamaqua Rotary Club during their meeting Wednesday morning at the Tamaqua Salvation Army.
The presentation revolved around the benefits the non-profit center provides to seniors and the community. TAADCC Facilities Director Philip Koles pointed out that funding is provided by state and county sources. The TAADCC benefits seniors from Schuylkill and Carbon county.
Gary Price, TAADCC board member and Rotary Club member pointed out the center was started 18 years ago by the Tamaqua Ministerium. Price added, "Because we have older long-serving board members, we are losing a lot board members due to health. We really need new board members to help keep this center running. Without board members, we really can't exist. He added, "New board members are needed and would be an asset to the progress and future of our center."
The center offers many activities for the participants. Currently the center serves 26 participants. There are openings available for new participants. Seniors are kept very active with fun tasks, such as games, trips, singing, holiday activities, exercises, outdoor activities, and much more. Outdoor picnics are also another activity provided to the participants in the summer.
Participants are provided with meals, as well as transportation to and from their home. Darlene Smith, TAADCC Activities Coordinator, stated that their center is a comfortable place to keep seniors healthy by bringing