Bartlesville's Elder Care getting a new center

Monday, August 5th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

A group that has helped Oklahoma's elderly for 19 years is finally getting a home of its own.

Elder Care in Bartlesville has been occupying one floor of the Jane Phillips Medical Center, but has outgrown the space. But thanks to a $7.5-million grant from the Donald W Reynolds Foundation, Elder Care will soon have its own address, and a 37,000 square foot center to go with it.

Sarah Derryberry, Elder Care executive director, “In our new facility, also, what we're going to be able to do is greatly expand our adult day health program, which is a service by which people can come in during the day, giving their caregivers a much needed rest, and have a full range of activities for them.”

The new Elder Care Center will provide more services, and expand the current adult day healthcare. It will also offer a place for seniors to cook and garden.

Groundbreaking is scheduled for next spring with the grand opening in the spring of 2004.