Stanly Adult Care Center to host inaugural fashion show charity event this weekend

A fashion show is planned for this weekend to help raise funds for a new care center, which will provide key health services for adults in the county.

Stanly Adult Care Center, Inc. will host “Starry Night On The Runway” at the Stanly County Senior Center Saturday, which will feature between 15 to 20 models of all ages. Cocktails will begin at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and the fashion show at 6:30 p.m.

“We’re just really excited to be able to get the word out about Stanly Adult Care Center and support other local businesses in the process,” said executive director Sandy Carelock, noting the inaugural fashion show is the organization’s “first big fundraising event.”

Tickets for the fashion show cost $30 per person or $50 per couple. Tickets can be purchased by calling Stanly County Adult Care Center at 704-984-0331 or stopping by Livi Bug’s Boutique, 102 S. Second St., Albemarle.

About the new care center 

The nonprofit organization purchased a former childcare facility at 1920 Woodhurst Lane in Albemarle and plans to start renovations early next year. The facility is set to be renovated to provide adult day health services and respite care to Stanly and surrounding counties. Services will be available to residents 18 and older with physical and mental disabilities living in Stanly, Montgomery, Anson, Rowan and Cabarrus counties.

Carelock hopes the care center will be open by the end of next year. The facility will help fill a gap in the community as there are currently no adult health services in Stanly or Montgomery counties, Carelock said.

The care center was appropriated $1 million as part of the the state’s $27.9 billion budget, which Gov. Roy Cooper signed into law over the summer.

The health services provided by the organization “offer participants meaningful activities, interaction with friends, nutritious meals, health care services (such as health monitoring and medication administration), assistance with personal care
(bathing and hair care), and transportation,” according to a brochure from the organization.

One of the goals of the facility is for participants, as they receive services, to stay at their homes as opposed to needing alternatives such as assisted living or nursing home facilities.

“Our goal is to age in place at home as long as possible,” Carelock said.