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Looking ahead to a future care need of our area’s graying population

If couples want to remain in their homes in lieu of going to a retirement facility as they age, and 89% of couples do, then action by planners today on one of the future care requirements has already been taken.
Moving to a retirement home may be too expensive for many whose life spans have exceeded their means. Sally Wolfe, Senior Director of Development for Williamsburg Landing, has set up a foundation which is building an unusual service facility on Landing property. It will be called The Williamsburg Adult Day Center, and will be available to all area residents.

Ms. Wolfe recently spoke to the JCC Rotary Club about the project, now partly completed. The goal is to provide day care for those adults being looked after who cannot be left at home alone while the spouse has a rest or takes care of business. For a reasonable fee, the disabled person may be brought to the facility for a half day or a full day, and he or she will be entertained and well cared for, before being picked up and returned home happy.

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