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PACE program grand opening at Humboldt Senior Resource Center

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EUREKA - The Humboldt Senior Resource Center has officially implemented the PACE program for all-inclusive care for the elderly.

Saturday, the Resource Center is holding an open house to celebrate the grand opening of the program. PACE integrates social services, long-term care, and medical care for older adults.

A clinic is open and running at the center as part of the program. This is the first PACE program to open in a rural part of California.

The open house will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Assemblyman Wesley Chesbro will be among the guests, as an advocate and supporter of PACE.

The program officially began at the Resource Center on September 1.

"From the first time we started talking about PACE we felt strong community support for the model because it’s really the way that health care should be provided for older adults. It's really looking at how we can not only lower health care costs but how do we provide for quality care in that point in people's lives," Joyce Hayes, Executive Director of Humboldt Senior Resource Center said.