Kenaitze Indian Tribe leaders celebrated the recent groundbreaking of the Tribe’s new Tyotkas Elder Center during a ceremony at the future home of the building. The new facility will consist of a one-story, 6,500-square-foot building with a commercial kitchen, an eating and gathering area, a lounge room and back office space for the center’s employees. The project timeline calls for occupancy by the end of the year.
Currently, the Tyotkas program serves more than 125 Elders and includes an Elders’ lunch program, a caregiver support program, transportation to doctor appointments and other activities, home visits, abuse and neglect prevention, an Elder advocate program, exercise programs, field trips and traditional and nontraditional crafts. For more information, visit www.kenaitze.org.