A Pinole Adult Day Care Program will close its doors at the end of the year due to financial difficulties, reports the San Jose Mercury News.
The program at Pinole Senior Village is one of three adult day care programs in west Contra Costa. It currently serves 21 people from as far away as Walnut Creek and Richmond, with about 14 attending on a daily basis.
"Pinole Senior Village, which is managed by Westmont Corporatopn and owned by the City of Pinole, has announced it is closing the day care activity center for memory loss and Alzheimer patients on Dec. 28th," according to Deborah Whitecotton, the facility's executive director.
The decision comes after a vote by the Pinole City Council.
The center will remain open for assisted living and for people needing advanced memory care, but "there are other day care programs in the community," according to Whitecotton.
Non-senior village members pay about $60 a day, including lunch. The rate drops to $25 for members. That compares to about $160 a day for an in house care giver.