Viewpoint: Adult Day-Care Task Force holding meetings
Recently the first meeting of the Rhinelander Adult Day-Care Task Force was held and attended by eight interested parties. Invitees were representatives of Minocqua’s Past-times program who shared the history of the development of their site. What a tremendous amount of time and commitment by them and the Minocqua community at large in starting and running their program. Julie St. Pierre of the Alzheimer’s Association was and is instrumental in cutting through issues and preventing “re-inventing the wheel.”
Special thanks go to Bob Mott, county supervisor, for asking in-depth questions at the Oneida County Department of Health and Aging committee meeting where we caregivers were guests. Bob also attended this first task force meeting and facilitated our goal setting and task planning. Through his recommendation, we started the process of asking non-profit as well as private businesses to consider starting an adult day-care in Rhinelander. To date two have stepped forward and are exploring the program.
Thank you to the Rhinelander community and to the press for your support. We heard from so many of you. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, April 16 at the Senior Center at 6 p.m. Join us and help make Rhinelander’s Adult Day-Care a reality. For further information or comments you may contact us at 715-369-0913 or 715-487-4888.
Beverly Everson and Lori Regni