We are doing our best to support our members and caregivers through the creation of virtual programming and caregiving resources.
Can you be there for us today, so that we continue to be there for you tomorrow. The COVID-19 crisis has forced us to alter our yearly fundraising events and affected our revenue. During these extraordinary times, your support, in any amount, is greatly appreciated. Please consider investing in your ADC today.
Please take the time to look at our videos that are presenting our case for support.
1. Here is a message from our Executive Director on how we have pivoted in response to COVID-10.
3. Please find out how you can be here for us today so we can be here for you tomorrow.
Dear Friend of the ADC:
COVID-19 is impacting the Adult Day Center of Somerset County in an unprecedented way. For the first time in 43 years, we had to close our doors to our members. This has been life altering for the families who are relying on us to help take care of their loved ones. I am contacting you to ask for your help today so we can continue to support our members and their caregivers during this crisis, and so we can ensure that we are here for them when we can safely resume in-person operations in a, hopefully, not too distant tomorrow.
The stress of caring for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease or a physical disability is only being amplified during our current stay-at-home order. Caregivers are with their loved ones 24/7. Many caregivers are juggling working from home, their children’s home schooling, and caring for a parent with dementia. Spousal caregivers are feeling isolated, exhausted and often fearful of becoming ill because of their own age and health issues.
We are trying our best to be here for our members and caregivers. Since March 23rd, the ADC staff have been offering a full virtual activity program consisting of videos, live events, call-in groups and downloadable activities, weekly nurse wellness calls, and weekly caregiver support groups. Recently staff have started mailing and dropping off ADC Care Packages to show our families how much we care and want to support them during these difficult times. Many families have expressed their appreciation of our efforts.
“Thank you guys so much for all that you do. My parents have been laughing together, which has been rare over the past few weeks. They had so much fun doing Pictionary with you on the ADC Facebook page. When I facetimed with them yesterday, they raved about Bingo. This means so much to us to see them happy, especially right now.”- daughter of an ADC Member
Our operating plan for this year has been significantly impacted by the pandemic. Our annual schedule of fundraising events, which raises significant operating funds, is in jeopardy. We have cut back extensively on monthly expenses, but with the lack of private pay fees coming in, we have a large gap to fill.
The ADC is proud of its longstanding history of never denying service due to a person’s limited resources and offering fees based on a sliding scale. The most anyone pays to attend the ADC is $75 a day - far below the state average of $85. Would you consider sponsoring a day or more of care at $75 a day?
This is a difficult time for everyone. Any financial support you are able to give would be greatly appreciated. Please give today so we can continue to support our caregivers and offer stimulation and socialization to our members. Giving today will help to ensure that the ADC will be here for you for many more tomorrows.
Be well, stay safe, and remain hopeful. Thank you for your consideration.
Diann Robinson Executive Director
Your gift could...
Your gift is extremely important to us because it offers immediate resources that are dedicated to our current needs. Your gift of $5,000 could help to provide three days of care per week for six months.
Your gift of $2,500 could help provide woodworking and art materials for members to have weekly group sessions for one year.
Your gift of $2,000 could provide groceries and adaptive equipment for bi-monthly cooking groups for one year.
Your gift of $1,500 could underwrite one of four 3 yearly family events.
Your gift of $1,000 could provide a month of care for a vulnerable senior or an adult living with a disability or dementia-related illness older, providing a break for their spouse who is his or her full-time caregiver.
Your gift of $ 500 could allow the ADC to bring in a professional art instructor, music or horticultural therapist to lead a workshop, for 12 and purchase materials each month, purchase food for activities in the cozy kitchen for half a year, or purchase materials for activities in the craft room.
Your gift of $250 will make you a birthday buddy for a monthly birthday celebration.
Your gift of $100 could help provide two days of care per week.
Your gift of $50 could help provide one day of care per week. As the number of adults with an Alzheimer’s or dementia diagnosis increases, your ADC is committed to being able to handle as many new members as possible and to expand our programs to engage our changing membership—for you, for your loved ones, for every person in the community. Please help to make this possible with your contribution. Your donation is helping to make the days of older adults meaningful, safe and rewarding. Right here. Right now. Thank you so much for your help!