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Senior News

FVOAS makes wish list for adult day services

Nurse Betty Erickson (center), Adult Day Service Department director at Fox Valley Older Adult Services, is pictured with adult day service participants.
Nurse Betty Erickson (center), Adult Day Service Department director at Fox Valley Older Adult Services, is pictured with adult day service participants.

Attention Santa’s helpers – Fox Valley Older Adult Services' adult day service program has a holiday wish list.

The wish list includes bird seed, bird suet, Kleenex, adult size cloth bibs, liquid dish and hand soap, glue sticks, sugar packets, plastic forks, peanut butter, small paper plates, disposable cups, napkins, disposable wipes, 30- to 60-piece puzzles, vanilla wafers, Aldi’s decaf coffee, costume jewelry, bingo prizes, and bottles of juice.

These items greatly enhance the Montessori-based adult day service activities held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at Fox Valley Community Center.

For safety reasons, only new packaged items can be accepted. Donations can be dropped off at Fox Valley Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road in Sandwich, to the Adult Day Service Department.

These donations support seniors in this life-enriching program that improves and enriches vital, independent living, enhances dignity and self-respect, and encourages participation in community life.

Adult day service/respite care is a service providing families and caregivers with peace of mind and the ability to continue working and caring for family, knowing their loved ones are receiving quality care by a trained staff. Adult day service provides social, physical and mentally stimulating activities in a family-oriented setting and meals and transportation provided by FVOAS' partner organization, Voluntary Action Center.

FVOAS offers a professional and compassionate level of community based care for adults who are challenged (dementia, early Alzheimer's, physically, etc.) or who are socially isolated.

For more information on services, call 815-786-9404 or stop by the Fox Valley Community Center at 1406 Suydam Road in Sandwich.

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