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PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – Dec. 22, 2017 – The Calvert County Department of Community Resources announces that the Calvert Family Advocates Board of Directors recently turned two holiday visits into surprise check presentations for Friendly Health Services, Inc. and Adult Day Care of Calvert County.
Because of the generosity of an anonymous local business, Calvert Family Advocates was able to donate more than $40,000 to help the adult day care agencies meet the growing needs of their clients. The Adult Day Care of Calvert County received a check for $35,000 to assist with the purchase of a new commuter bus and Friendly Adult Health Services, Inc. received a $5,800 check for needed equipment and center upgrades.
“We are so honored and thrilled to be able to give to these deserving and much needed organizations in our community,” said Karen Lane, chairperson of Calvert Family Advocates, which is a nonprofit that raises funds to assist vulnerable citizens of Calvert County. “Both agencies meet a vital and growing need by providing important care to our county’s elderly and disabled adults.”
Department of Community Resources Director Jennifer Moreland explained that adult day cares help families care for elderly and disabled adults by providing structured weekday supervision and care designed to enhance their well-being. Medical and/or social day care services are designed to improve the quality of life for participants and provide relief to caregivers. These programs of care, compassionate assistance and community-based activities are a cost-effective alternative or supplement to other forms of care for impaired adults.
Calvert Family Advocates works closely with the Calvert County Department of Community Resources, the Calvert County Department of Social Services (DSS) and the Calvert County Homeless Board to receive information and insights on client needs. Learn more by visiting them online at www.calfam.org.
The Calvert County Department of Community Resources’ mission is to serve as a liaison for citizen issues relating to the provision of human services and to respond to inquiries from citizens and professionals seeking information. Learn more about how the Calvert County Department of Community Services can help you by visiting them online, or calling 410-535-8803.