Seniors First recently received a donation from the Lincoln Community Foundation, an organization that raises funds to benefit local nonprofits. Seniors First was chosen as one of only seven recipients in 2016 by its board of directors who selects from hundreds of grant applications each year.
Seniors First operates a Recreation & Respite (R & R) program, a social daycare for seniors with memory or physical impairments, at the Twelve Bridges Library that has quickly become an indispensable offering to the local senior community and their caregivers. R & R is designed to meet the needs of caregivers while providing recreational, social and educational opportunities for the participants. The program is offered from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 5 days a week, providing free time for caregivers to accomplish routine tasks and appointments or simply take a much-needed break from pressures of caring for a dependent. The Foundation’s donation will be specifically used to subsidize hot, nutritious lunchtime meals for those who qualify.
Upon hearing of the donation, Seniors First Executive Director Jamee Horning commented, “We are especially grateful to Lincoln Community Foundation for recognizing the value of Recreation & Respite in our shared community. We know this program is making a difference in the lives of Lincoln’s elderly and their families.”
R & R participants enjoy such activities as games, guest performers, exercise, storytelling and crafts, all while under the supervision of a professional staff and team of volunteers. Cost for the program is $50 per day, and scholarships are available for qualifying participants.
Seniors First also operates a second R & R Program in Auburn and participants are invited to take advantage of both locations at their convenience. To learn more, please contact Seniors First at (530) 889-9500.
Seniors First is always in need of friendly, dedicated volunteers and financial support to underwrite programs and services for Placer County’s older adults and their families.