Kudos to adult day care

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To the editor:
The Anderson County community has many assets to be proud of, and one of these resources is the Anderson County Adult Day Care.
I was introduced to ACADC by a long time friend, Opal Phillips. After my mother passed away, Daddy moved in with my family.
However, I needed to keep my job and did not know what Daddy would do while I was at work. I did not feel comfortable leaving him by himself.
So, remembering Opal’s enthusiasm about the programs at the Senior Citizen’s center, I went to investigate.
There I found Director Jennett Coulter and her staff. Boy, did I find a gold mine!
The first visit Daddy had at the Adult Day Care was wonderful. Immediately, he was taken into the “family” like a long-lost brother; it was incredible. I was skeptical at first that my father would fit in and feel at ease. Those fears were immediately dismissed. He has hardly missed a day since.
I cannot find enough wonderful adjectives to describe the staff at Adult Day. Jennett, Debbie and Erin are the most caring, compassionate and beautiful people I have ever had the honor to meet.
The attention and interaction my dad receives while there is fantastic. They sing, dance, make crafts and on some days just listen to their clients. I say clients, but they are treated like family and the staff has become a part of our family.
They not only brighten my dad’s day, but uplift me as well. We are always greeted with a smile.
I can work and feel absolutely secure that Dad is in safe hands and well-taken care of. The mental and physical load it takes off my mind is incredible.
So if anyone needs a “home” away from home for their loved one, please do yourself a favor and visit the Senior Citizen’s Center.
I am so proud of Anderson County and the support given to the Center. I think we have the best in the state. I know we have the best staff; you would have to look a long time to find better people.
Leaving you with my daddy’s words everyday as we leave here, “Boy, they sure do treat me nice in my home away from home.” Now that’s a statement for an 89-year-old man.
Thank you again Anderson County Adult Day and Senior Citizen Center.
Jill Earnest