With advances in medical care and technology, Americans are living longer. This is also true for those who were first served by TARC in 1954 are still receiving services today – 60 years after TARC began. Like the rest of us, as they advance in years, their needs change dramatically. TARC must meet the challenge for providing lifetimes of care – meeting the growing needs of an ageing population now, and for generations to come. We need your assistance to update our facilities so we can continue to offer support in the best manner possible; with privacy, dignity and safety.
Our current building served us well in the past, it has become inadequate for the population we currently support and will continue to serve in the future. We must redesign and renovate the interior of the TARC Day and Senior Services program area (GEERS) to include:
- The addition of ADA compliant restrooms
- a fully functional kitchen to enhance our life skills classes
- a hydrotherapy pool for children, adults and seniors with intellectual, developmental and related disabilities
- Two new, four-season sunrooms and an outdoor patio area that will encourage social activities for persons served, while providing a safe and appropriate space for individuals with dementia.
This critical renovation of the GEERS building will enable TARC to meet the changing needs of adults and seniors intellectual, developmental and related disabilities with respect and dignity.