Local health center celebrates 30 years of service for elderly population

 

SEAFORD, Del. – Mayor David Genshaw and the Lofland Park Center staff celebrated the center’s 30th anniversary Tuesday afternoon.

On April 25th, 1992,  the center got its license to open its doors to serve its first patient. They’ve since been caring for the local elderly population, providing long-term care, short-term rehab, hospice services, and more. The center’s Regional Executive Director tells 47 ABC that they are now trying to expand the facility and the services they provide.

“We do have a dementia unit that’s only 20 beds and we stay full in that unit. I do know that we are faced with an aging population where the instance of dementia will increase rapidly over the next 20 to 30 years,” Lofland Park Center Executive Director Tawyna Dennis said.

“I enjoy taking care of the older population and those who may be younger and actually end up in a nursing facility. So for me, the passion of caring for those individuals is why I do what I do.”

Dennis also tells us that the center is home to more than 400 seniors across the community.

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