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Adult Day Club hosts open house

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Emily Buntin addresses the crowd at the open house for the Adult Day Care on Thursday.

Carson Valley residents packed the new Adult Day Club Open House on Thursday at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center (1329 Waterloo Lane). A ceremony honoring the facility was held and Adult Day Club Director Emily Buntin addressed the crowd highlighting services the new facility will offer.

"Let us take care of your loved ones while you go out and have some fun or do those things you need to get done," said Emily Buntin. "We know that for those who take care of their families it is very difficult to let go, and we have a highly trained staff to help take some of that worry away. While your loved one is here at our club they will receive excellent care."

The Carson Valley Adult Day Club is designed to provide a safe, nurturing, and engaging care setting for older adults who are living with either cognitive or physical disabilities, or both. The Adult Day Club will provide these individuals with personalized social services, as well as serve as a relief for caregivers that endlessly devote their time to loved ones.

As Douglas County awaits final approval from the Nevada Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance, they plan to open the Adult Day Club later this fall.

Director of Community Services Scott Morgan said the club was the missing piece from the Community and Senior Center Project.

"This project started with a vision and it took all the commissioners and former commissioners supporting this project to make this happen," Morgan said. "Douglas County is really on the forefront by providing this dedicated space and the multigenerational interaction will provide a unique experience for our families and our community."

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The multigenerational setting was something illustrated in the early plans and development of the Community and Senior Center Brighter Days Preschool opened in February of 2016 allowing for senior citizens and retired educators from the senior center to interact with the students and teachers on a regular basis.

For more information about the Adult Day Club, contact Buntin, Adult Day Club Director, at 782-5500, option 9.