Elders First Day Services Association


Elders first received funds to support the Strengthening Mind and Body program. The agency’s outcomes include: 12 of 15 (80%) of participants will maintain cognitive abilities (or show only slow decline) as demonstrated by scores on the Blessed Short Form Orientation-Memory-Concentration Test testing at two-month intervals; and 12 of 15 (80%) of participants will maintain or improve level of mood as measured by the Geriatric Depression Scale (Zung) with testing at two-month intervals.