Sky Cliff Center in Castle Rock provides a refuge and a “home away from home” for adults with special needs and those suffering from the affects of stroke.
Executive Director Dan Novak said the center, at 4600 E. Hwy. 86, in Castle Rock and in existence since 1984, provides services for about 40 people throughout the week. The staff includes Novak, a senior program director, two registered nurses, three certified nurse assistants and one maintenance person.
People who come to the center use the adult day care facilities, go on outings, participate in a senior program just have a safe and friendly place to spend a day away from home. The center provides lunch and two snacks a day. The programs cost $15 per hour and includes lunch. The cost of the entrance to venues on outings have to covered by the participants.
Some of the programs use math, spelling and other exercises to combat brain injury suffered from stroke. The participation in such programs in entirely up to the participants, Novak said.
“It’s all about what they want,” he said.
Programs such as gardening, working with animals and arts and crafts are based on the needs of the participants, Novak said. He said it is the goal of Sky Cliff to expose the participants to as many opportunities as possible.
The Rotary Club of Castle Rock visited the Sky Cliff Center recently to visit with staff and patrons. After a short visit and an explanation of what the Adult Day Care and Stroke Support center does for its clients, the club presented a $3,000 check which will help pay for an additional staff member. The club's foundation distributes money raised by the club. The club's biggest fundraiser in the Ducky Derby and Street Festival, this year on June 9 at Festival Park in Downtown Castle Rock. The club meets Wednesday at 7 a.m. at the Village Inn restaurant. Visitors are always welcome.