Forever Young Community Club
Forever Young Community Club is a collaboration between Ardent Solutions, the Allegany County Office for the Aging, and Genesee Valley Central School. The program engages older adults with students and staff in fun and rewarding activities that offer meaningful opportunities for socialization and community engagement.
March 2023 Activities
Tuesdays and Thursdays; 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m.
*Except on Federal Holidays and School Closings
Genesee Valley Central School, 1 Jaguar Drive, Belmont, New York 14813
Who can attend:
Older adults and Caregivers from Allegany or Cattaraugus County, must be 50+ years old, and must be able to self-maintain tasks such as using the restroom, eating meals, and managing medications.
The program is FREE to all. Lunch is included in the program and provided by the Genesee Valley Central School cafeteria.
Pre-registration is required to attend one or all of the activities. Pick and choose what you want to participate in or join us for the entire day. It's totally up to you!
See below further information on each of March's activities.
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Hear from one of our Forever Young program attendees, Eunice, about her experience and what the program means to her.
Are you a caregiver?
More than 34 million individuals in the United States are family caregivers. Yet, few caregivers identify themselves as such. Why? Because often the things that make you a caregiver just seem like natural things to do as a son, daughter, spouse, neighbor, or friend. Identifying yourself as a caregiver is important. It gives you access to education and support. It also helps you provide quality care while staying healthy and active yourself. Take the quiz below to determine if you are a caregiver.
If you answered "Yes" to ANY of the questions on the quiz, you are a caregiver and respite care may be right for you and your loved-one.
What is Respite?
Respite care exists to give primary caregivers like you a temporary break from your duties. It might be a couple of hours a day, once a week, a few times a month, or for entire weeks while you take a much-needed vacation. Seniors can receive respite care in their home, at an adult day center, or in a healthcare facility.
Family caregivers are dedicated to making their loved one's lives easier, safer, and more enjoyable. However, this is often at the expense of their own personal care, mental health, career, and social relationships. The goal of respite care is to prevent caregiver burnout so that you can continue caring for your mom, dad, or other loved one in a healthy way.
Why Intergenerational Respite?
The physical and mental health benefits of intergenerational care are thought to be far reaching – from reducing loneliness and inducing laughter to reminding the elderly of their own childhoods and time spent with their children. For the participating children, these moments are thought to boost literacy, language and social skills.