Gov. Beshear joins Mayor Greenberg in ElderServe reopening
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Gov. Andy Beshear making a trip from Frankfort to Louisville to join Mayor Craig Greenberg and community leaders in the reopening of ElderServe, an organization in Louisville’s West End caring for older adults.
The Louisville nonprofit organization closed in April 2022 due to financial struggles. Seven months later, leaders announced an effort to reopen the facility with renovations and a new Board of Directors.
Friday’s event recognized and honored members of the community who worked to ensure ElderServe continues to provide resources for the city’s senior community.
“Today is a good day for West Louisville and our senior community,” Beshear said. “For decades, ElderServe has been a place of gathering, empowerment and community. We’re excited the doors have reopened and our seniors in West Louisville once again have access to this vital resource.”
ElderServe’s senior center provides adult day care services, recreational activities, nutrition assistance and more.
According to a release, the organization said it is also working to rebuild the adult day care program to offer additional services such as music education, exercise and computer literacy.
“The name of our organization is intentional,” Tim Findley, Jr., ElderServe CEO said. “We are focused on serving the beloved elders in our community.”
Representative Pamela Stevenson (D-District 43) told the crowd that this is something worth celebrating.
“We keep talking about all the horrible things that are happening in this world, and don’t get me wrong- they are horrible,” Stevenson said. “We’ve got to fight against them. And at the same time, we have to fight for something. This is fighting for something,” she said. “You can tell a measure of a country or people by how they treat their elders.”
Louisville’s healthcare CEOs also announced they would be supporting ElderServe through a workforce-related pilot, helping remove barriers for those pursuing family wage-sustaining workforce careers.
Beshear said the state will make a major investment in ElderServe. He didn’t release any details while paperwork is being finalized.
More information on ElderServe’s services can be found here.
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