Community Development Block Grant
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Fairfield, CA - Mayor George Pettygrove

Outreach Independence Program

Since 1987, the City of Fairfield has operated the Outreach Independence Program, the only state-licensed adult day health care program in California run by a public entity. The Program was created in response to the growing number of families who were unable to furnish constant care for their elderly loved ones. The City needed a cost-effective day care alternative that would keep its elderly residents as active and independent as possible.

Each weekday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Program provides day care for up to 35 frail and disabled persons living in the Fairfield area. Program participants are provided door-to-door transportation, social interaction, chair exercises, sensory stimulation activities, a continental breakfast, a hot lunch and an afternoon snack - all in a stimulating, caring and nurturing environment.

Located at the Fairfield Senior Center, the Program is run by the City's Community Services Department staff. The City allocates CDBG funds to subsidize the fees for the Program's low- and moderate-income participants.

Contact: Diane Schober, Management Analyst/Housing Services Supervisor, (707) 428-7349

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