Franciscan Adult Day Center Translates Core Values into Practical Assistance for Families

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Charity. Simplicity. Peacemaking. Joy. The Franciscan Adult Day Center (FADC) in Manoa team, under the direction of David Kowalski, Senior Vice President – Care Services, and Sister Norberta Hunnewinkel, OSF, Program Manager, right, made the core values of St. Francis Healthcare System come alive for a number of families this past Saturday, September 21, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Franciscan Adult Day Center held an open house to invite family caregivers in need of a free day of respite to do errands or to take a break. It

FADC - Camilla Matthew 2 (3)was also an opportunity for 15 families to explore and experience a center where they can safely leave an aging parent who cannot be left at home alone during the day.  Mahalo to Sister Norberta and her dedicated team members, Camilla MatthewLucila Reyes, and call-in Etelani Atiae, who entertained the participants with games to stimulate the minds of the participants, physical exercises, and activities throughout the day.

 Charity: The FADC team proactively reached out to the community, especially those in Manoa, to show they understand and care about the older adults and family caregivers.

Simplicity: The FADC team made it easy for families to take advantage of this free trial. All they had to do was reserve a space. Many of the current participants in the program also enjoyed an additional day at FADC this past Saturday.

Peacemaking: The FADC team brought peace of mind to families, knowing their loved one would be in good hands as they took care of other FADC - Camilla Matthew (3)business.

Joy: The FADC team brought joy to both the participants and caregivers.

If you are caring for an elder loved one who cannot be left at home during the day, please call us.  Our Adult Day Health Center in Manoa and the St. Francis Intergenerational Center in Ewa provide safe, enriching, supportive care for kupuna who require company on a daily basis.  For more information, please call (808) 547-6500.  Our call center professionals are able to help you determine what care would be best for your kupuna.  We understand, and we want to help.