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Group proposes adult day care facility in Riverhead

An adult day care facility could soon come to Riverhead.

A proposal brought forth by a yet-to-be-named group to create space for adult day care at the town’s Together All Generations multigenerational center is in the early stages of discussion, according to town officials.

Ray Coyne, Riverhead’s recreation superintendent, said the group — which he declined to name due to the tentative status of the proposal — has asked about leasing space to run such programs, most of which would focus on adults dealing with Alzheimer’s disease.

While discussions are still in the early stages, Coyne said the group’s proposal “seems pretty legit.”

“If it comes through, it’s a win-win for the town,” Coyne said. “We could get money off their leasing for using the building and we get Riverhead residents that service who need it.”

Coyne and Judy Doll, head of the town’s senior citizens programs, said the group would meet with them again on April 24 for further negotiations. If all goes well, Coyne said, adult day care services at the center could start in September.

“This is something that is unbelievably needed in this town,” Supervisor Sean Walter said of the adult day care proposal. “There is such a need for it in this community.”

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