Apr 26 – 40TH ANNUAL EWING DINNER & AUCTION to support Chesterwye. 4-9pm. $100/person. KI VFD. www.chesterwye.org/annual-ewing-dinner-auction.
FRIENDS SHARING THEIR DAYS WITH FRIENDS
County Commission President Steve Arentz, commissioner Phil Dumenil, former state delegate Richard “Dick” Sossi representating Congressman Andy Harris, Linda Prochaska from Senator Barbara Mikulski’s office, members of the Queen Anne’s County Health Department, and many supportive local residents joined the Chesterwye Adult Day Medical Care administrators and Board Members to visit and tour the facility which the Chesterwye has recently opened.
The ADMC is located in the Percy Thomas Center on Rt 18 in Stevensville, and provides a much needed service for County residents. The Open House featured appetizers and beverages catered by “It’s The Pits” of Stevensville.
The Adult Medical Day Care Program is available to anyone over the age of 16 who needs help during the day, and is designed to help functionally impaired adults maintain their independence. It is lead by licensed professionals who work with the participants to improve their self help skills.
During the July 24th Open House, the staff lead tours of the creative areas where the clients participate in artistic craft work, cooking groups, pet therapy, garden clubs, exercise groups, current event discussions, reading in the library, work puzzles, socialize with their friends, and join in many other activities which are changed regularly to maintain client interest and encourage participation.
The staff also provided information and showed pictures and videos of the various parties, social gatherings and trips which the participants have enjoyed.
Executive Director Dan Bungori said that the Chesterwye is happy to partner with the Queen Anne’s County government to re-open the center, and is excited about the potential of the program and looks forward to its continued growth.
Commission President Arentz said that the Chesterwye is providing a service which had been closed for almost two years. He emphasized “The county is very pleased, and thankful that the Chesterwye was able to work closely with the County to re-open the much needed facility, and to assist our adults and their families. I am very impressed that the plans for each participant are designed on an individual basis in cooperation with their families, caregivers and physicians.”
For more information, please contact the Chesterwye Adult Day Medical Program at: 443-249-3549, or come visit at the Percy Thomas Center.
In photo: Jack Smigo (Chesterwye Board), Dr Harry Rhodes, David South (Chesterwye Board of Directors), Wheeler Baker (Chesterwye Foundation Board, Chairman), Jim Knight (Chesterwye Board, Chairman), Commissioner Phil Dumenil