Tuesday, February 10, 2009
22% of GCASA's 2008 admissions are 21 and younger
In 2008, 22% of GCASA's admissions, or 241 out of 1,094, were 21 years of age or younger.
Also, 3% of GCASA's admissions, or 31 out of 1,094, were 56 or older.
Clearly, GCASA is serving many more adolescents than older people. Lynette Lex, M.S., ATR, and Holly Main, L.C.S.W. do a great job serving adolescents in the Batavia Clinic, and Sarah Edwards, CASAC is the adolescent counselor in Albion.
You can reach Lynette and Holly at 585-343-1124 and Sarah Edwards at 585-589-0055.
GCASA has been assessing the need for specialized services for seniors. In our prevention program we have developed a "Senior Spice" program which offers services on Caregiver Support and other chemcial free recreational activities. Also, a group of seniors is very active as volunteers. For more information on Senior Spice contact Mike Laycock at 585-815-1874.
This is article #3 in a series on 2008 GCASA admission statistics.