The Northwest Minnesota Foundation (NMF) recently made a grant to the Hubbard County Developmental Achievement Center (DAC) to support planning work for an adult day care service. Hubbard County DAC will expand their operations this summer to a multi-purpose community center in Park Rapids. Included in this expansion is space for day care services for adults with disabilities.
Before the expansion, they will work with Adult Day Services, Inc. to assess the market and plan for their future. Hubbard County DAC Executive Director Laura Johnson said, “Working with an experienced partner like April Coleman from Adult Day Services will give us the information we need to succeed.”
Johnson noted that Hubbard County DAC has earned the reputation of being a quality service provider. Many of their current clients are retiring and in need of continued care. Hubbard County case managers and Veterans Services have also identified many senior residents who could use assistance in order to maintain independence in their homes.
The grant was made from NMF’s Caring Communities Grant Program. Nate Dorr, program officer – community development noted there is a great need for this social service in our area. “Hubbard County has more seniors than most communities,” said Dorr. “These citizens need basic support to remain active and in their own home. Equally important is that this service is not limited to the person with a disability, but also provides respite for their caretakers.”
Adult day care services offers socialization and support groups to help people cope with caregiving demands.
The Northwest Minnesota Foundation is a public, charitable foundation serving 12 counties of Northwest Minnesota by investing resources, facilitating collaboration and promoting philanthropy.