Greenville adult daycare at risk of closing

Many may have no place to go

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – An adult daycare in Greenville is facing challenges with keeping its operation of over 20 years running.

A leasing issue put the Creative Living Center on move out notice for June 15th. The facility is a place that some have called home for years. It offers care to elderly and special needs clients. It also offers activities such as board games, exercise, hot meals, and basic health care.

For the dozen full-time clients and employees, all of this could come to an end, unless the center can find another building. Unfortunately, that’s not as easy as it sounds.

The center has to meet lengthy requirements, ranging from a full sprinkler system to large enough rooms for activities.

For many, the center is the last stop before nursing homes and long-term care facilities.

Board members for the center argue this type of care keeps their clients closer to families, meeting their needs on a day to day basis.

“Most seniors don’t want to be in a nursing home,” said Mary Hall, a member of the board of directors for the center. “They want to live at home and the families want to support them as long as they possibly can. Because it’s a much more quality of life environment. And certainly, when they come here, they get that socialization and stimulation they wouldn’t get if they were sitting at home by themselves.”

The center is currently looking for another location. If you have any way you can help, contact the Creative Living Center at (252) 757-3344.

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