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, â€œIn 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.â€
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.