Author: Catholic Charities Published:
Forty-seven clients of Adult Day Services at Catholic Charities were awarded Kansas State Fair ribbons for their artwork.
The ribbons ranged from 1st to 8th place as well as participation ribbons. All ribbons 1st to 8th won cash prizes as well. More clients won cash winning prizes than any other year.
KC Wakefield, Adult Day Services activity coordinator said the project encourages creativity and patience and allows clients to take pride in something they have created.
“They like the activity. They love the ribbons,” said Wakefield.
The clients choose their projects by various means. Some decide independently while others receive staff guidance.
Participants start early on their projects. They begin planning them in late July and work on them all of August and into the first week of September. The projects range from sculptures to paintings to elaborate 3-D creations.
Wakefield said she likes seeing the vast array of projects. “They are all so different,” she said. “I like how happy they get when they see they won a ribbon.”
Since 1987, Adult Day Services has welcomed clients by allowing them to acquire, retain and improve self-help, socialization and daily living skills.
The program is dedicated to enhancing quality of life for seniors and adults with disabilities by offering opportunities to maintain independence in the community. The affordable, quality day program provides a sliding fee scale based on the client’s income.
In addition, Adult Day Services offers nursing services through on-site registered caregivers who assist with medications and health assessments. It also provides nutrition with two meals and an afternoon snack and transportation to and from the center for people who qualify and live within the Wichita city limits.
To learn more about Adult Day Services, call (316) 942-2008 or visit CatholicCharitiesWichita.org.
(Posing with their State Fair first place ribbons for their artwork are from left Rodger Trego, Robert Beavers and Anita Thornburgh.)