The Adult Day Center is one of the Aging Services programs through Catholic Charities Madison, and is certified by the Wisconsin Department of Health. We have been caring for the individual for over 40 years.


We provide support and respite for you while your loved one is in a safe, social, fun environment and receiving care from professional staff.

Peace of Mind
Bringing a loved one to our center gives you time to run errands, go to work, or get some respite from caregiving. Meanwhile, you can trust they are receiving expert care and are engaged with various activities that meet their needs, abilities, and interests.
Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Memory Loss Support

We are proud to offer a custom program for individuals with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other memory loss conditions. Our center is also a certified MUSIC & MEMORY facility through Dan Cohen’s certification program.

Customized Activities

Activities are scheduled to fit the rhythms and behaviors of our participants, which helps maintain a regular routine and nighttime sleeping pattern.

How Does It Help?


The Adult Day Center provides a safe environment while promoting independence with every day activities. We involve participants with their own cares, offer choice, and provide opportunities for education. The Adult Day Center has trained staff who’s goal is to provide quality care and to help participants remain living in their own homes for as long as possible.


Your social health is just as important as your physical health.  Studies have shown, socializing with others:

  • decreases isolation and loneliness
  • gives a sense of community and a feeling of being connected with others
  • improves your self-worth and positive self-image

At the Adult Day Center we provide a full day of quality programming that promotes socialization, stimulation, and engagement in a variety of cognitive and physical activities.  We tailor our activities to meet the needs and interests of participants and provide opportunities for individual, small, and large group interactions. Although, the Adult Day Center is certified as one facility, there are two separate program areas for the comfort & success of our participants.  The Gathering Place is a specialized program for those with cognitive impairments such as dementia and Alzheimer’s and those who benefit from a smaller & quieter space.  Connections program area is geared towards adults who have medical conditions, physical disabilities, and/or mild cognitive impairments.


Quality of life is individualized yet has basic components in which the Adult Day Center can help including:

  • Structure & Routine: Having structured activities and a daily routine can aid with improved sleeping patterns and overall mood. The Adult Day Center provides a structured routine through scheduled activities, snack and meal times, and attendance of the same day and times each week.
  • Nutrition: Proper nutrition is important for our memory, mental health, and overall physical wellbeing. We provide a morning and afternoon snack each day along with a catered nutritious lunch. The lunch menu is planned by a dietician and meets the Department of Agriculture’s daily nutritional requirements.  Special dietary restrictions are provided for participants including, but not limited to, low sugar, low fat, pureed foods, mechanically soften foods, and vegetarian options.
  • Physical Activity: Regular physical activity helps improve and prevent decline of strength, balance, and risk factors for falling. Adapted physical activity is offered each day through range of motion exercises, walking programs, active sports, and individualized exercises provided by a healthcare professional.
  • Health Needs: Nursing staff are onsite daily to help with personal cares, medication administration, and overall medical & safety monitoring.
  • Social Supports: Staff and volunteers are available for social support throughout the day. Our Recreation Specialists work closely at providing community involvement through outings, guests speakers, and programs with surrounding K-12 schools and colleges.


The Adult Day Center provides services for adults over the age of 18 who

  • Need ongoing support services, assistance with personal cares, daily supervision and/or stimulating activity in order to remain independent in their own homes and in the community. 
  • Are mobile either unaided or with assisted devices
  • Lives with a caregiver(s) who would benefit from daytime respite.
  • Are free from infectious disease 
  • Are able to receive transportation to and from the day center. Transportation can be coordinated with area transportation companies, caregivers, and/or families.


What are our participants and loved ones saying about us?

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We are very pleased with the care that my mom receives at the daycare. The socialization is key to the quality of life for her.


The people who take care of my wife for me allow me to get a break. She seems really happy at this place. All smiling faces, good people, and loves the ice cream.


My favorite part about coming here is when I hear Elvis sing on the radio and when I can dance to the live music here.


Just about every day that I have been here has been worth while and a wonderful experience. I just love the staff and it is also very helpful to my wife.


Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Wisconsin Music & Memory


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