Adult Day Service provides update, acquires new van

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Center Director Linda Davis led several visitors on a tour of the Adult Day Service and Fall Prevention Center in Dublin early this week, and showed off the center’s new van. Among those visiting in the top photo are (L-R) Andy McCready, Charlie Bopp, Davis, Marcy Wellman, Justin Kemp, Jamie Radcliffe and Andy Cullip. Bopp, Kemp and Radcliffe are all members of the Center’s Board of Directors while Wellman is that board’s chairman. McCready is Chairman of the Pulaski County Board of Supervisors and Cullip is a candidate for the Cloyd District seat on the board. (Mike Williams photos)

Pulaski Adult Day Service and Fall Prevention Center continues to progress at its new facility in Dublin.

Linda Davis, Director of the facility led a tour of the facility this week for members of the Board of Directors of the center, along with Pulaski County Board of Supervisors Chairman Andy McCready and Andy Cullip, a candidate for the Cloyd District seat on the Board of Supervisors.
The tour gave Davis an opportunity to bring the center’s visitors up to speed on new programs at the center, as well as ongoing improvements and new services available to clients who make use of the center’s services.
Davis noted that audio books, films and tapes are available for clients’ use and the center has a Smart TV on which clients can view documentaries, listen to music with the words of songs shown on the screen. Davis said the TV has been very beneficial.
With the help of local scouts and the Master Gardener program, the area behind and beside the center has become a favorite spot for clients of the center.
Davis said scouts had worked to prepare the center’s garden, built benches and a butterfly garden.
Grant funds provided money for a new fence around the side and back of the center.
Davis said those served by the center “love sitting on the back porch enjoying the outdoors.”
It was noted that the planters in the back were built so that those clients in wheelchairs can garden from their chair.
A music therapits visits the center three times a week, which clients enjoy.
“She is doing amazing things with them,” Davis noted.
Davis and a second RN provide monthly health assessments for the clients, while keeping checks on their blood pressure and nutrition.
Clients receive two snacks and a hot meal each day.
They also participate in exercise programs each day.
Davis said the center is licensed for 30 clients. On the day of the tour 12 clients were on hand.
For more information on the center and how it can assist you with the care of a loved one, contact the center at 540-307-5487 or visit the center at 511 Fifth Street in Dublin. The center’s hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Pulaski Adult Day Service and Fall Prevention Center recently added a wheelchair accessible conversion van for transporting clients. (Mike Williams photo)