We know what your loved ones need to keep them safe, happy, healthy and dignified because we’ve been part of their lives since 1984.
YWCA Bethlehem’s Adult Day Services Center is a professional, caring and affordable place for your loved one during the day.
Centrally located in the middle of the Lehigh Valley, our Adult Day Services Center is a licensed, therapeutic program that allows older adults to live at home as long as possible and helps caregivers continue their own active lives. When you choose our Adult Day Services Center, you can rest easy knowing your loved one will receive outstanding geriatric care from experienced professionals, be monitored by our on-site Registered Nurse, participate in engaging activities that are socially and physically stimulating and enjoy wholesome and nutritious meals.
What is the Music & Memory Program?
Grounded in extensive research, Music & Memory helps people living with a wide range of cognitive and physical challenges to find renewed joy in life through musical favorites. Our team is trained to develop personalized playlists, delivered through iPods, a key element in a person’s care plan.
“My wife has Alzheimer’s and for myself and our children the reception for her at the YWCA has been a blessing. We have found all the caregivers there very caring and the nurse keeps us informed on her condition. It allows me to have time to take care of our home and prepare meals for her in the evening. The YWCA is greatly appreciated by our family.”
– Earl J.
Healthy Aging: What Role Does Socialization Play?
Socialization plays a large role in maintaining quality of life as one ages. Research has shown that older adults, who have strong social networks, seem to have a higher quality of life, live longer and are healthier compared to those with little social support. Our center enables aging adults to remain active and engaged within a compassionate and caring community of peers and professionals.
“When we moved to Nazareth in 2016, I was concerned about finding a daycare center for my husband who was well into the mid-late stages of Alzheimer’s. When we walked into the YWCA and met the Director and the rest of the staff I felt very comfortable signing him up. When I’d drop him off in the morning, he was excited and happy to see everyone. When I picked him up at the end of the day, he had a smile on his face. He was losing his speech by this time but one day when we were leaving, he clearly said “I really like this place,” and I knew we had found the right place for him.”
– Sharon B.
HOURS: Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
WE ARE HERE TO HELP – GIVE US A CALL TODAY!
For more information or to schedule your free tour, please call us at 610-867-4669, extension 100. Seniors are welcome on a 5 to 1 days per week schedule.
“My mom looks forward to her two days a week at the YWCA Adult Day Services Center. She enjoys the company of other clients and often comments on how kind the staff is. At 92 years of age, there are limited opportunities for socialization, and I believe the days at the Center are important for her well-being. She doesn’t cook on her own any more, but enjoyed the Cooking Matters program and has asked me to make some of the recipes she particularly liked.”
– Cindy G.
WHO CAN JOIN US:
•Are 60 years of age or older
•Are capable of being transported to and from the program
•Require supervision in a safe protected and structured environment during the day
•Individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, Mental Disability, Parkinson’s Disease, or any other physical disability are welcomed.
Activities in the social wellness program that “bring the community inside” include:
• Health Monitoring by On-site Registered Nurse
• Social Services
• Music Therapy
• Arts and Crafts
• Pet Therapy
• Intergenerational Programming
• Chair Exercises and Walking Club
• Bingo and Other Games
• Baking, Cooking and Book Club
• Interactive, Cognitive Socialization
• Weather Monitoring & Current Events
“Dad needed a safe place to spend his days while my wife and I worked full time. Not only did the YWCA Bethlehem fulfill this need but the kind staff gave us peace of mind that Dad would be well cared for. He enjoyed breakfast, lunch, and snacks while socializing with others. He engaged in activities and did crafts that were at his speed and interest level. Whenever we had questions or concerns, the caring staff took the time to chat with us by phone or in person. Our family would highly recommend the “Y” to anyone needing a quality Adult Day Service Program for a loved one.”
– Scott & Deb L.