We’re very happy to report that adult daycare services may soon be returning to Carlsbad. The City of Carlsbad owns the building at 201 East Cascades Avenue, and, before COVID, leased the facility to the Southeast Community Action Corporation.
Since its opening, this program was designed to provide a safe and secure environment for seniors while caregivers maintain their work schedule or receive needed respite.
The facility was shut down during COVID, and its ability to re-open was reportedly delayed due to staffing issues. Carlsbad’s City Council is now being asked to offer a new lease agreement that will run from March 1 through February 28, 2024. This will allow SENMCAC to restore services at this location. We do not have the specific timetable of when that will happen, but we will help however we can.
What is adult daycare or adult respite? It’s a program designed to provide some support for families where working adults are also primary caretakers for elderly parents. These programs allow seniors to remain in their homes for longer and provides respite to their caregivers. They also provide opportunities for the senior to have social interaction and receive healthy meals. It’s a great service for the community. As we were emerging from the COVID-19 shutdown, we received many calls asking when this service was going to be restored.
For more information on SENMCAC’s adult respite program, please visit https://www.snmcac.com/programs-services/carlsbad-adult-respite/ or call (575) 887-0506. Thanks again to Carlsbad’s Southeast New Mexico Community Action Corporation. They are one of the biggest unsung heroes of our community who continue to provide meals for hundreds of seniors every day.
Carlsbad is in the news again as a tourist destination. The publication “The Travel” (https://www.thetravel.com/ recently put out an article titled “Caverns & Caves: The Ultimate Guide to Carlsbad & Things to Do.”
In addition to plugging the Caverns, the article mentions the Living Desert, downtown, the Carlsbad Museum, and the beach area. Local businesses who receive mention include the Blue House, the Trinity and Yellow Brix. You can check the article out here: https://www.thetravel.com/ultimate-travel-guide-to-carlsbad-things-to-do/?fbclid=IwAR1RUoEfNt8Dyl5pZBFsjx1SRvZvCvOh3RURtWqs9QkshRv7kom5xUglppA
The article mentions the fact that the Carlsbad Museum will soon have an exhibit called “One Drop at a Time, The Centennial Celebration of Carlsbad Caverns National Park” which is a great way for our community to join in on celebrating the 100th anniversary of our national park. The Quilter’s Guild’s annual show is currently on display at the museum. Please check it out!
Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway