WATERTOWN, N.Y. -- Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown is looking to fill what it's calling a small gap in the way the community cares for its older adults.
The hospital's "Keep Home" is starting a social adult day care. Applicants who are accepted will be able to come to Samaritan's Keep Home or be picked up at their home and brought to the center. The focus will be on socialization and nutrition.
Every day, the program will have a breakfast and lunch and those who come will be able to spend time with each other, playing games, baking and cooking, watching movies and even taking trips out in the community.
"People don't realize that sometimes an older person can become very, very isolated, even if they live in a place with another 100 people. They really don't have the family contacts. They, perhaps, depend on a public agency to get there, what's going on with them. We can supplement and support that," said Tony Joseph, Samaritan Medical Center Vice President of Long Term Care Services.
For more information on the day care or to apply, you're asked to call Samaritan Medical Center at (315) 785-4493. The program starts Monday.