GENESEO — At a recent meeting, the Board of Supervisors proclaimed the week of Sept. 15-21 as Adult Day Services Week in Livingston County.

This week aligns with National Adult Day Services Week, which has been celebrated annually since it was proclaimed by former President Ronald Reagan in 1983. It is meant to raise awareness of the availability and accessibility of adult day programs nationwide.

Adult day health care centers at the local, state, and national levels provide vital medical care, including medication, monitoring, therapies, and health education, along with invaluable opportunities and social interactions. Livingston County’s Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation provides the only adult day services program in the county. The program, known as the Garden of Life (G.O.L.), is a 20-slot medical model adult day health care center that has been providing high-quality care and services to meet the needs of Livingston County residents since 1987.

Lisa Preston, RN, G.O.L. Program Coordinator, said: "Our goal is to meet the growing needs of our county, and to provide the registrants of our program with individualized services in a medical-based model that promotes their independence within our community."

In an effort to both celebrate and recognize Adult Day Services Week, the G.O.L. engages its registrants with programming that builds morale and focuses upon community integration and meaningful occupation.

For more information on the G.O.L., call the Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation at 585-243-7200.