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Korean-American senior center opening in Wheeling

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  • A new Korean senior center is opening at 8900 Capitol Drive in Wheeling.

      A new Korean senior center is opening at 8900 Capitol Drive in Wheeling.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • A new Korean senior center is opening at 8900 Capitol Drive in Wheeling.

      A new Korean senior center is opening at 8900 Capitol Drive in Wheeling.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

 
 

Center for Seniors, a group with a focus on providing care for Korean-American residents, is opening its fourth location in Wheeling.

The facility, called the Joy Center, is launching its adult day services programs, which serve frail and low- to moderate-income seniors, with an open house scheduled for noon Friday, Oct. 6.

The new center, located at 8900 Capitol Drive in Wheeling next to the Korean Cultural Center, will serve up to 100 people in a total program space of 13,300 square feet. Residents can visit the center to apply for participation and learn more about programs beginning Monday.

"We do not choose to age, but we can choose the way in which we age," Executive Director Jae Kwan Ha said in a news release.

The center will be focused on assuring physical, emotional, social and nutritional health for seniors.

Center for Seniors has been in business since 1993, starting with a small staff and seven participants on the seventh floor of Uptown National Bank in Chicago. Now centers in Chicago, Morton Grove and Schaumburg provide similar services for about 320 people. The newest one in Wheeling will bring the total capacity to 420.

The center receives funds from the Illinois Department of Aging, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and contributions from the Korean-American community.

Guests and speakers for the open house Friday include Illinois Adult Day Services Association President Cynthia Cunningham, Illinois Department of Aging Director Jean Bohnhoff, Wheeling Village President Pat Horcher and Consul General of the Republic of Korea in Chicago Jong Kook Lee.

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