The MENTOR Network is pleased to announce the opening of South Shore Haitian Adult Day Health Center in Brockton, Massachusetts, its twelfth adult day health center in the state. The new center hosted a Grand Opening on November 10, with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter. More than 100 guests and community leaders joined the celebration, including state Senator Michael Brady and state Representative Claire Cronin, as well as members of the Brockton Haitian Pastors Association and other organizations.
“We are pleased to expand our adult day health services in the Brockton area and excited that so many of our neighbors joined us to celebrate the opening of our new center,” said Bill Duffy, President of Adult Day Health for The MENTOR Network. “The Network’s adult day health services have improved quality of life for many elders across Massachusetts. With the opening of this new center, we look forward to helping more elders in the Brockton area live healthier, more independent lives.”
South Shore Haitian Adult Day Health Center, also known as Paradi Ayisyen, supports elders with complex medical needs through individualized services including nursing care, nutritional supports and recreational activities, enabling participants to make friends and maintain rich, independent lives. The center’s supports are tailored to the needs of elders in Brockton’s Haitian community, offering bilingual staff, meals prepared to participants’ dietary and cultural needs, and social activities such as holiday celebrations to help participants feel connected to their home culture.
South Shore Haitian Adult Day Health Center is The Network’s second center serving adults in Brockton’s Haitian community. The Network also operates Brockton Adult Day Health Center, which serves elders in the city’s Haitian, Cape Verdean and Spanish-speaking communities.
The MENTOR Network also provides adult day health services in Maryland, with five centers located throughout the Greater Baltimore area. These innovative, community-based programs enable elders to remain in their homes or with family as an alternative to higher levels of care such as nursing facilities. They support the needs of adults from many cultures, including Cape Verdean, Haitian, Russian, Puerto Rican, Dominican, Korean, Chinese and Cambodian.