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HOBART | A familiar name in the city is contemplating offering a service in Hobart that can help families living with adults requiring regular care.

Former Mayor Linda Buzinec and her sister have been meeting with health care officials and other local organizations about the possibility of establishing an adult day care center in Hobart.

"We're excited about it," Buzinec said.

The adult day care center would provide families with the ability to work or handle other responsibilities while their loved ones are receiving care and socialization. Those attending the facility also would have opportunities to participate in a variety of activities.

In addition to the programs offered at adult day care centers, people attending such facilities often establish a camaraderie with each other, Buzinec said.

She said she and her sister have a location lined up for the potential Hobart adult day care.

She said classrooms at the former St. Bridget Catholic School would be used for the center.

If the adult day care advances in Hobart, it wouldn't compete with the city's Maria Reiner Center, Buzinec said. The adult day care would offer different services than those at the Maria Reiner Center, she said.

Buzinec said she won't begin seeking grants or pursuing remodeling work until she determines the need for an adult day care in Hobart.

To gauge the amount of interest in such a facility, surveys have been established, Buzinec said. Residents interested in taking the survey may visit to participate.

Buzinec said the surveys also will be distributed through churches and other community organizations.

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