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The Adult Day Center is one of the Aging Services programs through Catholic Charities Madison, that supports older adults in maintaining independence for living in their own homes and communities.

Our adult day center is the largest in Dane County and the only center in the county that offers a custom program for people with dementia, Alzheimer's, and other memory loss conditions. We provide a more affordable alternative to nursing homes and most in-home health care services.

Participants attend 1-5 days per week and spend their day with us socializing and enjoying fun activities with peers and community volunteers; meanwhile, we provide a safe environment with professional staff to care for them and assist with medical needs.

Caregivers are able to tend to chores, remain employed, or have some rest and relaxation while their family member or friend is at our center.

We are proud to be accredited with the Council on Accreditation, a member of the Wisconsin Adult Day Services Association, and a certified MUSIC & MEMORYSM facility through Dan Cohen's MUSIC & MEMORY SM Certification Program.

WADSACOAWI Music and Memory

Quality Care in a Safe, Social, Supportive Setting

We Currently Have Openings! Call Nichole Beckman at (608) 663-7117 for more information.

The Adult Day Center has been in operation and caring for older adults for 40+ years. We offer an option for seniors who cannot be at home alone, as well as respite for caregivers. Schedule a tour and visit our recently remodeled center today.


  • Affordable rate
  • Personalized care
  • Nutritionally balanced meals and snacks
  • Daily activities adapted to fit each person's ability and interest
  • Support for medical conditions or physical disabilities
  • Custom programs for memory loss or cognitive impairment
  • Certified by Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services
  • Largest Adult Day Center in Dane County
  • Only day center in Dane County with programming exclusively dedicated to adults with memory loss
  • Serving all faiths
Meet our Staff

Cricket Hesselberg

Cricket Hesselberg, Program Director

Cricket brings over 15 years of experience working with the Adult Day Center and caring for the aging population. She has an Occupational Therapy background and understands the importance of meeting individual needs with a holistic and compassionate approach. Cricket’s leadership assures quality care that provides meaningful social opportunities, health monitoring, and providing supervised support - all of which enables individuals to remain in their preferred community residence. If you have questions for Cricket or would like more information about the center, please send her an email at

Nichole Beckman

Nichole Kraemer, Support Specialist

Nichole brings compassion, understanding, and knowledge working with the aging population. She has extensive health care experience previously working as a Certified Nursing Assistant, Activities Director, and in Social Services. Nichole works closely with participants, families, caregivers, and community agencies to provide informative tours of the day center facility. She assists with the enrollment process, and develops individualized plan of care tailoring services and activities to the individual’s current level of needs, interests, and abilities. If you would like to schedule a tour or have questions about the center, please email Nichole at


Terri Ohmen

Terri Ohmen, Lead Recreation Specialist

Terri plans, develops, and implements activity programming for day center members and provides day-to-day leadership and guidance to Recreation Specialists on staff. She works closely with the Adult Day Center volunteer program providing meaningful and interactive opportunities for both volunteer and day center participants. Terri enjoys connecting with participants and helping individuals remain active in a safe and social setting. Please email Terri at if you have questions about volunteering at the center.

Adult Day Center - A Program of Catholic Charities

Adult Day Center

5401 Fen Oak Drive
Madison, WI 53718

Open M - F, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Call or email to schedule a tour.   

Please note: Google searches and maps may still reflect our old address on International Lane near the airport but that is NOT our correct location. Please refer to the contact information above.   

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Center Tour

We invite you to visit our Adult Day Center for a tour. Email Nichole Kraemer at or call her at (608) 663-7117 x 8106.

Informal Tour
During an informal tour you will meet with Nichole to see the program space and learn more about services provided.  

Formal Tour
A formal tour can be given by Nichole for a potential participant and caregiver to see the program space, interact with others, participate in the activity program offered, and have a nutritious lunch. The tours are scheduled 24-48 hours in advanced and are generally given from 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Nichole is available during this time to answer questions, discuss possible transportation options available, and help set a schedule for enrollment if appropriate. Please note: a formal tour is required prior to enrollment.


Adult Day Center Participant Rights
1. The RIGHT to be treated as an adult, with respect and dignity.

2. The RIGHT to participate in a program which promotes positive self-esteem and focuses on one’s strengths.

3. The RIGHT to participate in a program designed to encourage learning, growth, and development of one’s talents, interests, and capabilities.

4. The RIGHT to be encouraged and supported in maintaining one’s independence to the extent that conditions and circumstances permit.

5. The RIGHT to self-determination within the day center setting, including the opportunity to:

  • Participate in developing one’s plan of care with support from staff or a significant other if needed.
  • Decide whether or not to participate in any given activity and to rest as needed.
  • To be involved, to the extent possible, in program planning and operation.
6. The RIGHT to privacy and confidentiality.

7. The RIGHT to have access to all program record, files, and assessments.

8. The RIGHT to be cared for in an atmosphere of sincere interest and concern in which needed support and services are provided.

9. The RIGHT to be free from physical or verbal abuse.

10. The RIGHT to be fully informed of all the services provided and the charge for each of those services.

11. The RIGHT to be informed of the reason for discharge and the procedures for appealing that decision.

12. The RIGHT to initiate a complaint and be informed of the complaint procedure.