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:

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.

HOURS:  Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday’s from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 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 6 to 1 days per week schedule.

YWCA Bethlehem Adult Day Services Center program members engaging in an arts education project focused on Van Gogh's Starry Night. Program members benefit from arts education activities by improving their quality of life, reducing stress, and better connecting with the world around them. For memory loss, arts programs can achieve what medications can't: the opportunity for meaningful moments regardless of cognitive status or physical ability.

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA

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
Bowling
Gardening
Bingo and Other Games
Baking, Cooking and Book Club
Interactive, Cognitive Socialization
Weather Monitoring & Current Events

YWCA Day Center program members enjoyed celebrating National Pizza Day! Program members cooked pizza from scratch and enjoyed some laughs in the process. Food—and the act of cooking— have powerful meaning to older adults. Food defines culture, family history, and traditions. For many, cooking signifies basic worth, self- image, and role identity. Cooking programs have the potential to calm, increase appetite, and entice people to a social gathering. These programs provide familiar sensory stimulation with smells, textures, and taste. They also provide cognitive and physical stimulation. Cooking provides the opportunity to take pride in oneself and perform past roles. Providing individuals with cooking opportunities increases socialization as preparing and eating foods is the most social of all activities of daily living (ADLs) and is the glue of our social system.