Construction is almost complete at the 5,730-square-foot Northwest Adult Day Health and Wellness Center in Lynden. The center is hosting an open house from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, July 18 at 851 Aaron Drive, in Lynden.
Starting August 3, Christian Health Care Center of Lynden, will operate it’s Adult Day Health program in the center. Christian Health Care Center took over management of the program at the beginning of 2015 after PeaceHealth announced plans to close the program.
The program aims to keep chronically ill and disabled adults living in their homes as long as possible by providing them with care during the day.
Transporting program participants to the new center was a problem that several community organizations worked together to solve according to a press release from Northwest Adult Day Health Center.
Christ the King offered the lobby of its Cordata church as a pick-up and drop-off location for participants and Whatcom Transit Authority will supply a bus for trips to and from the new center. Smaller WTA paratransit buses will shuttle participants between Christ the King and their homes.
Whatcom Transit Authority staff, in consultation with Christian Health Care Center and adult day health caregivers, applied for and received a $25,000 grant through the Federal Ladders of Opportunity Initiative to develop the transportation plan.
The partner organizations also worked with Amy Conrick, associate director of the National Center for Mobility Management, to create a transportation plan to get rural northern Whatcom County residents to and from the center.
Find more information on the new center online at www.nwadultdayhealth.com.