Commons’ role at the end of life

It is not something we want to think about, but an important new study was released today by the Alzheimer’s Association.

It explains that the incidence of alzheimer’s disease and dementia is increasing worldwide a rapid rate. We must intensify the search for a cure and treatments.

Chicago Commons Adult Day Service fills a crucial need while the search for a cure continues. Our center at 51st Street provides a safe environment for seniors during the day, allowing them to continue living at home with family and in their community.

Unfortunately, the state funding for this service has been declining, so this program has become a difficult one to fund.

In fact, over 10 Adult Day Service centers have closed in Chicago during the past decade. Things are moving in the wrong direction!

Chicago Commons has released a new video to highlight the importance of the program and the funding challenges it is facing. In the meantime, we are working with other Adult Day Centers to conduct a statewide study in order to secure both public and private investment in this important service.