Celebrates Adult Day Services Week!
What is it?
The third complete week of September is set aside to raise awareness of the availability, accessibility and benefit adult day care programs provide to individuals, families and caregivers.
What do adult day programs do?
Adult day centers promote well-being and quality of life by providing social and health-related services to adults who require daily support, supervision and interaction. There are over 4,600 adult day center throughout the United States and we are fortunate to have one of the best right here in Winston-Salem at the Senior Services’ Elizabeth and Tab Williams Center.
Benefits for the Caregiver
- Peace of mind
- A much needed respite/break
- Ability to take care of daily tasks, chores, or continue working
- Reduced stress
Benefits for the older adult
- Meaningful social interaction
- Mental and physical stimulation
- Structure and routine
- Support and assistance with health needs
- Preserves independence
What you can look forward to:
Join our pre-celebration kick-off on September 14, with Dr. Edward Shaw, who will discuss the central needs of care partners before a very special book signing.
Monday 16 Staff appreciation luncheon
Tuesday 17 Breakfast to Go for caregivers
Wednesday 18 11:00am Support Group recognition
Thursday 19 1:00pm Volunteer recognition & Mayoral Proclamation
Friday 20 10:30-11:30am “What Every caregiver Should know”
All activities will take place at the Williams Adult Day Center, 231 Melrose Street, in Winston-Salem.
National Adult Day Services Week gives us the perfect opportunity to show our appreciation for staff, volunteers and—most of all—the participants and caregivers we are able to serve. We want everyone to know about the services and programs we’ve developed to meet the needs and enhance the lives of individuals living with memory loss, along with their caregivers, through our Williams Center adult day services program.
Please join us in celebrating Adult Day Services Week and help us spread the word.