Ribbon cutting at Mid-Valley Adult Day Service in Houston

Wasilla Area Seniors, Inc. (WASI) will hold a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony, Friday, May 5 at 2 p.m., to celebrate the new WASI Mid-Valley Adult Day Services, located at 11975 W. Mid-Valley Way in Houston. All are welcome.

WASI’s mission is to help seniors live as independently as possible for as long as possible. As the number of seniors continues to increase dramatically in the Mat- Su Valley, families, friends and professionals are seeking out more specialized care and support services for a vulnerable adult. The WASI Adult Day Services Program provides a variety of health, social and supportive services in a protective setting to adults who are physically frail or face the challenges of Alzheimer’s, dementia, a developmental disability, or brain trauma. Healthy snacks are offered, and exercise programs are available. Participants can receive assistance with adult daily living activities, participate in arts and crafts projects, music, holiday parties, games, and other activities. Transportation to and from the program is available. WASI Mid-Valley Adult Day Services currently accepts Medicaid Choice Waiver, Tri-West Healthcare Alliance for veterans and self-pay.

In addition, WASI provides daily services at the Mid Valley Senior Center, Houston location. Lunch is available to seniors age 60 and older from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for a suggested donation of $6. Guests under age 60 are $10. There are daily exercise classes like Bingosize, Strong Seniors, tai chi classes, Puzzle Club and trivia. The center has a library, notary public, Free WIFI and computer lab, low vision magnification equipment, and in the summertime there are garden planters available. The Mid-Valley Senior Center is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information about the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony or to inquire about the ADS program, call 907-416-5670, email wasiads@alaskaseniors.com, or check the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/midvalleyseniorcenter

Melissa Sonnek is the WASI Mid-Valley ADS program manager.