Grand opening planned for senior day care facility

A special event is set for Nov. 10 to celebrate the grand opening of a new senior day care facility in Grand Junction.

Hilltop Community Resources will host the event from 3 to 6 p.m. at its new Senior Daybreak facility at 1620 Hermosa Ave. The free event will include tours of the facility and an opportunity to meet staff and learn more about the program. Appetizers and drinks will be served.

The grand opening follows the merger of Grand Valley Senior Daybreak with Hilltop — a move that expanded the physical size as well as the scope of the program.

“The merger will enable us to enhance and expand our program to better serve the growing number of families caring for a loved one with dementia or a senior who would simply benefit from the extra socialization and stimulation,” said Laurie Frasier, director of Senior Daybreak.

Mike Stahl, chief executive officer of Hilltop, said the day program fits well with other programs for seniors. “We are very excited to merge with Senior Daybreak,” Stahl said. “They have been meeting the needs of seniors with dementia for years and this merger will allow the program to expand to meet the increasing need and bring a new level of experience of dementia care to Hilltop.”

Senior Daybreak relocated from a 1,300 square foot space leased from Crossroads Unite Methodist Church to a 3,500 square-foot space near the Commons assisted living community. The new space was remodeled to offer a safe environment for seniors with a home-like atmosphere.

Now in its 60th year, Hilltop operates 25 programs offering services that range from prenetal preparation to treatment for head injuries to assistance to seniors. Hilltop serves people in Mesa County as well as Delta, Ouray and Montrose counties.