Community Adult Day Center began as an all-volunteer organization and became a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization led by an Executive Director and several activity assistants in October 1986. In 1996, Community Adult Day Center became a contracted state of Illinois facility, working with Illinois Department of Aging in the Community Care program, which offers low-income seniors an opportunity to attend the Center and participate in programs several days a week. In 2009, an additional contract with the Illinois Department of Human Services was initiated to serve seniors with developmental disabilities.
Community Adult Day Center’s purpose is to forestall nursing-home placement and to offer respite for caregivers. Our activities are research-based and are designed for people with dementia or other cognitive impairments, so that every member can be an active participant regardless of ability.
Our social model of adult care benefits folks who cannot safely be left alone for long periods of time due to early-onset and middle-stage dementia and other cognitive and physical impairments. Because the loss of independence has a detrimental effect on an individual, our programs focus on what people can do instead of on what they can no longer do. The activities offered are designed for intellectual, sensory, recreational, and physical well-being, with socialization incorporated throughout the day.
Become a supporting partner in aging and caregiving and together we can help families, honor and respect senior adults who have contributed so much, and make a difference in the community.