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Blue Grass Community Action offers $750 scholarship

Blue Grass Community Action will be offering a $750 scholarship to an Anderson County resident, according to a press release from Blue Grass Community Action Partnership.
The applicant must meet the guidelines for the Community Service Block Grant program and meet other competitive requirements. The scholarship may be used to help cover expenses ssociated with attending college or a technical school of the recipient’s choice.
Applications for the scholarship may be obtained from the guidance counselor at the Anderson County High School or by calling Blue Grass Community Action’s community developer Becky Stratton at 502-839-7102.
Non-traditional students will also be considered. The deadline for submitting an application is April 30, 2014.

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BGCAP - Adult Day Health Program

Adult Day Health is a program designed to meet the social and medical needs in our community. There services are provided under health leadership in an ambulatory care setting for adults who do not require 24 hour care and yet, due to physical, mental or social impairments, are not capable of full time independent living. All staff members are certified in CPR and First Aid and a nurse is on staff at all times.

The Agency offers the Adult Day program in five counties:

Anderson
Garrard
Jessamine
Mercer
Woodford

What is the Adult Day Program?

A non-profit program under the Blue Grass Community Action Partnership and a United Way agency designed to provide part-time relief for caregivers.

Who does the Adult Day Program serve?

Adults 21+ that require supportive supervision, including the specially designed Social Program for seniors age 60+ and adults with Alzheimer's and related conditions.

How much does the service cost?

The Adult Day Program is a Medicaid provider. Social Model client fees are determined by a sliding fee scale. Care is available to people of all income levels.

Typically, Adult Day Program patrons face one or more challenges like:

Alzheimer's
Dementia
Forgetfulness
Parkinson's
Unsteady balance
Mental retardation

The Adult Day program includes meals, social and recreational activities. The activities include:

Exercises
Crafts
Mental stimulation
Music

Services Provided include:

Transportation to and from the center
Nutritious Hot Meals
Health Care Monitoring
Physical Exercise
Counseling
Socialization
Recreation
Education
Activities/Crafts
Supervision

Adult Day Services may not be appropriate for all levels of care.