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|St. Peter’s Adult Day Care Closing Its Doors|
|Thursday, 16 August 2012 07:45|
PHOTO BY JIM KNOWLES
The center is looking for a new location.
By Jim Knowles
San Leandro Times
The St. Peter’s Adult Day Care Center will be closing at the end of the week, but the center is looking for another location to open again.
The center on Broadmoor Boulevard has been a home away from home to about 30 seniors a day for years. It began as part of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church but has since become a separate organization that rents a building from the church, according to Hattie Jones, executive director of the Community Adult Day Care Center.
The church has decided the center will have to move, Jones said.
“I’m grateful to the church to allow us to be here all these years,” Jones said. “The church has been really nice to us.”
Jones said she understands the church’s position, since a church sometimes has to make a business decision just like all organizations.
“Sometimes you have to do the best thing, the church has to pay its bills, too,” Jones said.
No one at the church returned phone calls made this week before the newspaper went to press on Wednesday.
But Jones said the Adult Day Care Center hopes to find a new spot. They haven’t found one yet because it’s difficult to find the right place for this kind of center – the bathrooms have to be in a certain location and there are all kinds of rules, Jones pointed out.
The center offers the lowest cost adult day care in the county, Jones said. The program costs $40 per day for a session that goes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack.
Some seniors pay more for the extended session that goes until 6 p.m. and includes dinner, Jones said.
Jones said they’re working with a real estate agent to find a new place. If they happen to find a place in Oakland, they’ll make sure it’s in a safe area, Jones said.
“I don’t know how long it’s going to take but we’ll notify people when we find a new place,” she said.