WISE Adult Day Services Program Celebrates 35 Years of Serving the Community

The Gateway Family YMCA’s WISE Adult Day Services Program Turns 35.

Union, NJ, January 24, 2019 --(PR.com)-- The Gateway Family YMCA - WISE Center YMCA Branch is celebrating 35 years of serving the local community through their W.I.S.E. Adult Social Day Services Program, located at 2095B Berwyn Street, Union, NJ. The W.I.S.E. (Wellness, Independence and Socialization for our Elders) Adult Day Services Program is a social opportunity designed to help adults maintain their independence and improve their quality of life through activities designed to meet their special needs. Caregivers are provided a necessary respite while their loved ones are cared for in a safe, secure and supportive environment.

“We are humbled by the opportunity to reach the milestone of 35 years of service for the W.I.S.E. Adult Social Day Services program,” stated Krystal R. Canady, CEO, The Gateway Family YMCA. “Our YMCA has been serving the local community since 1900, and WISE is one of our unique programs designed to meet the needs of our members, and our community.”

The WISE Center YMCA is one of five branches in The Gateway Family YMCA association, serving the community in Eastern Union County and Northern Middlesex County. In addition to the W.I.S.E. Adult Social Day Services program, The Gateway Family YMCA provides Connections, a program designed for those with early stage dementia or mild cognitive impairment, as well as a monthly Alzheimer’s NJ Caregiver Support Group, Bereavement Support Group and PERSYS, an in-home Personal Emergency Response System through the WISE Center YMCA branch.

“The WISE Center YMCA Branch impacts the lives of people with physical challenges and memory impairment and their caregivers by providing a warm, loving and supportive environment with dedicated staff so that each can live life to the fullest. We are committed to the idea that each person, despite challenges, can continue to discover, learn, create and flourish and not be defined by limitations,” stated Melynda A. Mileski, EVP/COO, The Gateway Family YMCA.

The Gateway Family YMCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, health and community service organization of caring staff and volunteers dedicated to strenghthening the foundations of community and stands For Youth Development, For Healthy Living and For Social Responsibility. The Y impacts the community by providing quality services to people of all ages, races, faiths or incomes. The Y is a powerful association of men, women and children of all ages and from all walks of life joined together by a shared passion: to strengthen the foundations of community.

For more information about The Gateway Family YMCA or the WISE Center YMCA Branch, visit www.tgfymca.org or contact 908-687-2995.
The Gateway Family YMCA
Colleen Clayton