An Intergenerational Approach to Adult Day Services

ADS Centers offer meals, socialization, and daily activities such as exercise, bingo, music, and art projects that are directed towards clients’ needs and cognitive abilities. In turn, you as a caregiver receive respite during the day to work, attend to household tasks, or rest knowing that your loved one is being cared for by qualified staff in a safe, secure, enriching environment. Many ADS Centers have a registered nurse on duty who can distribute medications as well as monitor and assess clients’ health and well-being. Adult Day Services empower older adults as well as adults with stroke, dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or other neurodegenerative diagnoses to live as independently as possible at home or with their loved ones while still having support and supervision during the day.

Intergenerational programming is a unique approach to Adult Day Services. Intergenerational programs like the one at Elizabeth Seton Center bring together children and adults for activities that enrich each other’s lives in many ways. Both young and old learn and grow through their shared time together. Research has demonstrated the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of intergenerational programming for participants of all ages.
Elizabeth Seton Center’s Adult Day Services program offers mutually-beneficial intergenerational activities in conjunction with its Childcare Center. Come in and take a tour to see all of the great things we offer that could benefit both you and your loved one. A glass of cold iced tea is waiting for you!

Editor’s Note: This article was submitted by Judy Gawlas, Senior Services Program Coordinator at Elizabeth Seton Center. Judy may be reached at 412-344-4777 or by email at