Cardinal Dolan blesses new adult care center in St. George
Publication: SI Live
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. ‑‑ Cardinal Timothy Dolan blessed a new adult care center in St. George on Wednesday. "What we are providing is an alternative to traditional nursing home care that allows seniors to continue to live in their own homes and communities, close to the people they love," Dolan said.
The facility is established by ArchCare, the healthcare system of the Archdiocese of New York, and it provides citizens aged 55 and older with the Program of All‑inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). PACE is focused on delivering medical, social and other services, such as trips and arts and crafts work shops. "When seniors sit alone at home they often become depressed and their health deteriorates," Lauren Abate, one of the center's managers, said. "The main goal is to make them happy".