Active Day of Russellville celebrates 16 years of service


By Chris Cooper - ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com



Photos submitted. Sean Guffy and Shriners Clown at Monday’s open house.


Pictured from left to right are Charlie Lockhart (charter member), James “Pie” Smith, Granny Faye Poole, John Grinter, Gerald Scarbrough, and Lillian Wells (first employee at Active Day).


John Grinter and sister Lilly enjoy the festivities.


James “Pie” Smith and his wife Jearline Smith take part in the open house.


Active Day of Russellville held an open house Monday, Aug. 17 to celebrate 16 years of service to Logan and surrounding counties. Active Day is the largest provider of adult day health services, with more than 75 centers in 11 states serving approximately 6,000 clients.

The community was invited to come to the center, located at 3239 Lewisburg Road, for a tour and visit with staff and clients. Refreshments were served and there was lots of entertainment on hand.

“We had a real good turn out,” said director Jackie Hubbs. “We had about 25 visitors come out to see the center and spend time with the clients.” The Shriners came to visit, bringing with them a clown. Members of Townsend Grove Baptist Church also came and played the piano and sang songs. Hubbs said they also helped with bringing some food.

“This is the second building we have been in within the 16 years. We now have 35 clients enrolled,” said Hubbs. “We just enjoy having an active day every day here.”

Hubbs said clients of Active Day will be going to a Hot Rods game in Bowling Green in September and will be making a trip to Jackson’s Orchard in October. The clients stay very active and have a great time. “We are like a family here,” said Hubbs.

Active Day is staffed with attentive and caring professionals who provide health care supervision, engaging therapeutic activity programs and rehabilitative therapies in a comfortable, homelike environment. The primary focus is helping clients achieve a marked improvement in their overall quality of life, health care and daily functioning while providing respite and peace of mind for their caregivers.

Adult Day health services are designed to improve the quality of life for disabled adults, the elderly and their families by providing a daily program of health services in an enjoyable, safe, home-like environment.

With a professionally managed adult day health service program, frail adults maintain independence and dignity and caregivers enjoy the peace of mind which comes from knowing their loved one is receiving the appropriate level of care.

Active Day centers are for individuals who require health care and support services as a result of chronic conditions including: Alzheimer’s, COPD, stoke, dementia, seizures, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s, diabetes or developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Active Day centers offer many distinct advantages and the most cost-effective option for long-term care. While costs differ based on care level and geographic region, nationwide averages show that the annual cost for adult day health services are significantly less than those for other long-term care options. Registered nurses, personal acre assistants, activities staff and therapists help clients maintain the best possible quality of life while also offering respite for family caregivers.

In many cases, the services may be paid in part or in full by Medicaid, Veterans Administration or private long-term care insurance, although coverage varies by state and policy. Keep in mind as well that out-of-pocket expenditures may qualify as a tax-deductible medical expense.

Photos submitted. Sean Guffy and Shriners Clown at Monday’s open house.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_11227380_10204563577474683_2661555759323842410_n.jpgPhotos submitted. Sean Guffy and Shriners Clown at Monday’s open house.

Pictured from left to right are Charlie Lockhart (charter member), James “Pie” Smith, Granny Faye Poole, John Grinter, Gerald Scarbrough, and Lillian Wells (first employee at Active Day).
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_11143593_10204563580234752_8702564959927226931_n.jpgPictured from left to right are Charlie Lockhart (charter member), James “Pie” Smith, Granny Faye Poole, John Grinter, Gerald Scarbrough, and Lillian Wells (first employee at Active Day).

John Grinter and sister Lilly enjoy the festivities.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_11870908_10204563570914519_4705061312952406109_n.jpgJohn Grinter and sister Lilly enjoy the festivities.

James “Pie” Smith and his wife Jearline Smith take part in the open house.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_11913238_10204563571834542_6824140282160570376_n.jpgJames “Pie” Smith and his wife Jearline Smith take part in the open house.

By Chris Cooper

ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com

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