As people age, many require outside support to remain active and healthy. But what happens if the people who require that assistance are immigrants from the former Soviet Union with limited English skills?
Serge Adamov, Mike Talis and Yelena Vilder recognized the challenges these Jewish seniors face and decided to do something about it. They opened AccessCare, an adult day care center to provide a variety of services primarily to Russian clients.
After just eight weeks in operation, they are serving nearly 50 clients, transporting them from Shalom Tower and other locations in Louisville to their facility on Dutchmans Lane. During the day, they try to offer at least three different activities at all times, including movies, knitting, arts and crafts, games, cards and more. They also arrange field trips.
A nurse is on the premises at all times and meals are served.
Adamov and his partners hope to expand their program to serve English speaking clients as well.