The main purpose of these groups is to keep the older folks active, involved and stimulated. While work is made available to those who choose it, the seniors are often busy walking for exercise, participating in the community, working on hobbies and socializing with friends. In addition, those individuals with specific health and communication challenges learn ways to become more self-sufficient and safety conscious. Personal care assistance and behavior supports are provided as needed. Keeping old friends and making new ones are of utmost importance to the senior program. Friends include both human and animal volunteers from the Humane Society, the nearby Fairfield Career Center, people they meet while walking at River Valley Mall, those with whom they have lunch at Olivedale Senior Center/Meals on Wheels and the teams from throughout the county who compete in the Chair Volleyball League.
For more information about Senior Services, contact:
Director of Adult Services Options
Fairfield County Board of Developmental Disabilities
(740) 652-7220 - Phone