week of September is National Adult Day Services Week. During this week, focus
is on the nation's 4,000 day-time activity programs for seniors. Kodiak's adult
day services fall under the auspices of Senior Citizens of Kodiak Incorporated.
"Island Cove" is considered a model senior day
program and is one of only a few that's accredited by the National Council on
Aging. To achieve that status, it had to meet standards in several areas.
The program has grown to its
current standing from its humble beginnings in 1991 at Bay View Terrace.
Marita Kaplan is the program's director.
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incorporates adult appropriate activities with consideration for people with
specific needs such as exercise for seniors in wheel chairs or special
activities for those with memory problems. Kaplan says that adult day program
at Island Cove shouldn't be confused with the other kind of day care.
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events planned to recognize National Adult Day Services Week in Kodiak
including an art show that opened on Monday.
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by-invitation-only breakfast at Island Cove is scheduled for Saturday.
National Adult Day Services Week
was created in 1983 through a proclamation by then president Ronald Reagan.