A nonprofit day care center for seniors with Alzheimer’s or
Parkinson’s disease that closed twice previously will reopen next
month with a new operator and a new name.
Burbank Adult Service and Resource Center, which closed in
February for financial reasons, will reopen July 1 and be called
Community Assistance Program for Seniors (CAPS), said Linda Crane,
chief executive officer of the Burbank-based Schutrum-Piteo
The foundation, which ran the day care facility under the former
name, has contracted with the Center for Aging Resources in Pasadena
to take over the center’s daily operation. But until the center is
licensed to operate the Burbank facility, it will be run by the
foundation, Crane said.
“It’s a wonderful organization,” Crane said. “They have 20 years
of experience with CAPS in Pasadena and West Covina.”
The foundation will offer scholarship money for people who cannot
afford the $50 per-day fees. A recent foundation fund-raiser at The
Colony Theatre raised more than $10,000 for the scholarship fund,
Cynthia Jackson, Center for Aging Resources executive director,
said the Burbank facility will be open a minimum of two days a week
“As soon as the need is evident, we’ll open five days a week,” she
To operate Monday through Friday, Jackson said it will be
necessary to have a minimum of four clients. Crane says 16 clients
have signed up so far.
“Our goal, no matter what, is to have it up and running and
serving the community,” Jackson said.
But Christine Bevis, whose mother, Ruth, was a client twice before
at the day care facility, said she is no longer interested in taking
her mother back.
“These are people’s lives, you can’t just take people who are so
sick like that and yank them around like that and expect them to
survive,” Bevis said. “People with Alzheimer’s don’t understand