For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD – Security Health Plan will invest $1,000 in Companion Day Services (CDS), whose mission is to support families by providing quality adult care in a home-like environment.
“They help to improve people’s health and level of function and independence,” Security Health Plan claims auditor Jennifer Gilbert said of CDS, a social adult day service program in Marshfield.
Gilbert nominated CDS to receive the grant, which Security Health Plan awards each month to a different charity or organization as part of its Employee-Driven Corporate Giving Campaign. Marshfield Clinic Health System employees are encouraged to nominate organizations making a positive difference in the community.
Gilbert said Companion Day Services is making huge positive differences in the lives of people of all ages.
“They help people recovering from surgery, any isolated adults or any person who is physically, mentally or socially challenged,” she said.
CDS Director Shannon Soyk said Companion Day Services is designed to meet the needs of adults who are recovering from recent illness, injury, or surgery or who are frail, socially isolated living at home alone or with a companion. Others who benefit from CDS may be experiencing a decrease in physical, mental, or social functioning with memory impairments – including those with developmental disabilities and those with caregivers in need of respite.
Soyk said the funds will be used to help offset the costs necessary to run the organization, including activity and program costs, building rental, and utilities and meal costs.
Soyk said CDS is designed to delay the progress of existing disabilities in the clients they serve and assist to preserve or improve their health and level of functioning.
For more information on CDS, visit www.companiondayservices.com.