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Services for Snoqualmie Valley adults in peril

  • Written by Valley View Staff

The Sno-Valley Adult Day Health (ADH) Program, which provides daytime support for adults with health challenges, is in financial peril and in danger of closing.

The program is a vital service in the Snoqualmie Valley providing a way for adults living with physical, mental, or social challenges to continue living independently at home.

This is an effective program that costs much less than alternatives that can be isolating such as in-home care, or other choices that require leaving home and community to receive needed care.

Despite demonstrated need and effectiveness, Adult Day Services have lost much state support in recent years. As a result the Sno-Valley ADH has lost funding and referrals and now is struggling to remain open.

Families caring for a spouse, parent or adult child are often challenged to meet health care needs and to provide social and mental stimulation.

Families also need time to take care of other responsibilities. Participants spend up to four days per week with a group of others with similar challenges in a family-like environment.

Services include therapeutic activities, nursing and personal care, plus social services for families. Families credit the Sno-Valley ADH for dramatically improving their quality of life.

The loss of this important service would be devastating to the community. The Sno-Valley Adult Day Health Program has been thriving and assisting families in the Snoqualmie Valley for 22 years. For it to continue the program must raise sufficient funds by February 1 or it will have to close its doors by spring.

The program is asking community members to pledge financial and volunteer support.

For more information or to make a donation, please contact Karen Koenig, Adult Day Health Program coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; or Amara Oden, Sno-Valley Senior Center director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; or (425) 333-4152.

 

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