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Fayette County Community Action Agency, Inc.
N E W S R E L E A S E
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Cindy Ekas-Brown
April 12, 2010 Public Relations/Outreach Specialist
email@example.com 724-437-6050, extension 4276
FCCAA’s Adult Daily Living Center celebrates 16th anniversary
Hiller, PA – Fayette County Community Action Agency, Inc. (FCCAA) Adult Daily Living Center in Hiller celebrated its 16th anniversary on Friday, April 9, with an open house for clients, family members, caseworkers, staff members and volunteers.
Mary Budinsky, FCCAA’s project manager for the center located at 910 First St., said the center opened its doors on April 11, 1994.
For the past 16 years, the center has accepted Fayette and Washington county residents age 60 or older who meet eligibility requirements. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, but other arrangements can be made as needed.
The center offers a stimulating alternative to daytime home life for adults facing declines in physical, social, emotional or mental abilities. About a dozen people come to the center on a regular basis, which varies from two to four days a week.
“When we first opened the center, the agency received a grant for seven or eight years,” Budinsky said. “When the grant was over, the Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Agency (AAA) still paid for clients to come to the center depending on how much money they made under a cost share program.”
FCCAA recently received a $24,695 grant to update the center from the state Department of Aging.
Budinsky said the money will be used to purchase two canopies for the front and back doors, patio furniture, two outside benches, fax/copier, Dell computer, television, dishwasher, lift chair/recliner, popcorn machine, kitchen supplies, various games and other items.
“We’re very excited about the improvements we will be making at the center,” Budinsky said. “The canopies will be very nice because the clients won’t have to walk outside in the rain for their transportation.”
The Adult Daily Living Center is licensed through the Pennsylvania Department of Aging and meets all requirements of the local, state and federal governments. The center is funded in part through a contract with the Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging and a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging. The project is also funded in part by the Pennsylvania Department of Community Affairs.
For more information about the center, call 724-785-9420 or visit www.fccaa.org. The intake/assessment phone number is 1-800-734-9603.
For Fayette County residents, transportation can be arranged through Fayette Area Coordinated Transportation (FACT) by calling 724-628-7433. For Washington County residents, call the Washington County Transportation Program at 1-800-331-5058.
Participating in a recent open house for the 16th anniversary of Fayette County Community Action Agency, Inc. (FCCAA) Adult Daily Living Center in Hiller are (from left) Ashley Hough, volunteer; Sheryl Pepiot, director of property management for FCCAA; Mary Budinsky, FCCAA’s project manager for the center; Dave Budinsky, volunteer; Jarrett Miller, volunteer; and Joyce Hough, personal assistant at the center.