Everybody has their own particular favorite organization they feel is worthy of their support, and Party Fiesta Balloon Decor is no different! Party Fiesta has a very special place in their heart for the very special participants at Guardian Adult Day Health Care Center in El Sobrante, California!
But what exactly is adult day health care? ADHC, as it is known commonly, refers to programs in which adults with special needs participate in many services provided to them at an adult day health care center, including occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, social services, nursing services, exercise, games, sports, arts & crafts, meal services, transportation and even bingo! Make that especially bingo!
Unfortunately, these important centers are in danger of closure due to California’s extreme budget cuts, leaving tens of thousands of at-risk disabled and senior ADHC participants across The Golden State to face an uncertain future. Guardian, which was founded and is operated by Peter and Marie Behr, has been serving West Contra Costa County (not far from famous Berkeley, California) since 1994, providing a safe-haven for many of the area’s most frail seniors (with diagnoses of dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, diabetes, blindness and other illnesses) and many younger adults with mental-health issues.
Tony Sellars, co-owner of Party Fiesta, often provides balloons to similar ADHC facilities in their service area of Santa Clara County. But because Tony grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area’s East Bay, he has a deep fondness for the communities that were his old “stompin’ grounds” as a youngster, including El Sobrante, and thinks the work done by Guardian Adult Day Health Care is a very noble endeavor.
Tony and Party Fiesta have created and donated amazing balloon centerpieces to Guardian on special occasions and holidays, and Tony has even brought his talents to the center so he could personally teach many of the interested participants how to make awesome designs out of balloons–no easy feat! But Guardian’s participants are inspired to give it their best, because every activity that stimulates the brain and keeps the body active offers tremendous therapeutic value to Guardian’s psychiatric clients, who struggle to stay focused and functioning, and frail seniors, who struggle with memory impairment due to the ravages of dementia and Alzheimer’s. Tony is very proud to assist, in any small way, such a worthwhile cause. There is no pursuit more worthwhile than protecting the rights of the disabled and of our senior population–they have earned a better life!
While the fight to save the adult day health care program in California rages on, Party Fiesta continues to support Guardian for the heartwarming, wonderful work they do on behalf of at-risk adults and seniors!
Please don’t hesitate to contact Party Fiesta Balloon Decor at: 999 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose, CA 95126 and (408) 292-6000 for the very best balloons at the very best prices!
If you’d like to know more about Guardian Adult Day Health Care Center, please visit their website: http://www.guardianadhc.org/