Ross Adult Day Center receives grant from the Willimantic Elks to help dementia clients

Ross Adult Day Center receives grant from the Willimantic Elks
to help dementia clients
 
Norwich, CT – UCFS Healthcare is honored to have been awarded a grant from the Willimantic Elks Lodge 1311 to implement the Reading2Connect Program for participants of the Ross Adult Day Center who have dementia. Reading2Connect is a collection of reading materials that has been adapted to address challenges faced by older adults with memory challenges. Research shows that the cognitive stimulation of processing written material can slow down the progression of dementia and the decline of language skills. UCFS Healthcare is grateful for this partnership with the Willimantic Elks and for their investment in our mission. 
 
UCFS Healthcare operates the only certified, medical model, adult day center in Eastern CT. As a result of providing such a unique service, we provide transportation to a large number of towns in Eastern CT in order to accomodate the clients and their need for services. Services at the adult day center are targeted to serve seniors and the disabled population in an effort to keep them at home and in the community instead of being placed in a nursing home. Safety, reliability and convenience are main concerns in transporting this vulnerable population. Well-maintained, technologically up-to-date equipment is of utmost importance.