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Agency Funds: CAP Adult Day Care

Respite for Those in Care-Giving Roles

An elegant elderly woman puts on her favorite shade of lipstick and adjusts her hat in the hallway mirror. It’s 7:00 a.m. and “Alice” can’t wait to join her new friends for the day, something she looks forward to every morning. Just a few short months ago, Alice was languishing alone in front of a TV set while her family was at work. She’d come to live with her son and daughter-in-law when it was apparent she wasn’t safe living alone.

CAP SLO’s Adult Day Services in Templeton provides two very important services, says Executive Director Pat Bower. This social model program offers respite for families in care-giving roles who need to continue working; and a full day of entertainment, exercise, food, and friendship for those who attend. Designed to serve those with memory loss issues due to Alzheimer’s Disease or the other dementias, the center has in past years been in danger of closing its doors.

“Funds from an endowment through The Community Foundation helps our center to maintain a stable presence in the community,” Bower explained. “And it gives us more visibility so that people who need us can find us.”

And for families like Alice’s, that has made all the difference – each and every morning.

The San Luis Obispo Economic Opportunity Commission (EOC) has established an agency fund at The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County to support ongoing operational costs of their many worthwhile programs that benefit our community.

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