Over the past 27 years that I have worked at the Adult Day Center (ADC), I have learned that caregivers travel a unique and winding road that is difficult for many of us to understand if we have not walked in their shoes. While being able to care for a person you love can be a gift, being a caregiver is often a new experience. The caregiving journey is unpredictable and full of emotional ups and downs. It is isolating. When they feel like they are all alone and no one understands what they are going through, their ADC family is available to support them every step of the way.
In 2018, the ADC has... ◆ Provided over 17,000 days of care in an environment of acceptance and compassion ◆ Supported over 350 families from the greater Somerset County area in their goal of keeping their loved ones at home ◆ Introduced new programming for our members with early onset dementia including equine therapy, expressive art and a weekly field trip program ◆ Expanded our caregiver support services by hosting two seminar series and additional education events
Our donors make a major impact on our ability to offer services to all families in need regardless of their financial limitations. Member fees only cover 42% of our operating costs. As an independent non-profit, our rates are based on a sliding scale. In 2017, the ADC subsidized approximately $377,000 in charity care.
We rely on donations from friends like you to help us maintain the integrity of our program.
Families come to us when they are confused, heartbroken, stressed, with nowhere to turn, and they feel like they have run out of options. They are desperate for a break from their caregiving duties, and for a welcoming and safe place for their loved one to be while they are at work or simply taking care of themselves.
Our quality program, overseen by a dedicated and compassionate staff, is only possible with help from caring people like you. Can we count on your donation today to ensure that our members and their caregivers can feel supported during their caregiving journey?
We need your help. Please say “Yes” and Invest in Your ADC today. With the enclosed envelope you can send your gift now, or you can make your gift online on our website www.adultdaycenter.org. 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 an older or disabled adult, 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!