For more information, please see the Aurora Adult Day Center Web site.
Address: 336 West Walnut Street
Approximate Travel Time By Car: 7 minutes. Head east on W Wells St and turn left onto N 6th St. Turn right onto W McKinley Ave and turn left onto N Dr Martin Luther King Dr. Turn left on W Walnut St and your destination will be on the right. Approximate Travel Time By Bus: 25 minutes. Walk to Wisconsin and N 12th St. Take the #12 bus towards 12 Brown Deer – 12 Via Teutonia. Walk to Walnut & N 12th. Take the #57 bus towards Downtown and get off at Walnut & N 4th St. Walk to 336 W Walnut St. OR Take the #30 eastbound bus towards downtown. Get off at Wisconsin & Plankinton and walk to Water & Mason. Take the #57 bus towards 92nd – Grantosa. Get off at Walnut & MLK and walk to 336 W Walnut St.
Aurora Adult Day Center Orientation: TBD
Limit: 6-10 students/ 8-week session
Days/Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 3:00pm
Description of Agency/Activities: The agency holds adult day services, which provide group and individual activities and a place to socialize with other adults. Some clients have persistent metal illness, depression, or developmental disabilities. Nutritious meals and snacks, nursing care and consultation, counseling, social services, massage therapy, art therapy, recreation therapy, and transportation are all a part of adult day care.
Student Role in Agency: Initiate, maintain and terminate a therapeutic relationship with 1 or more client(s) over 7-8 weeks. Present a 1-hour educational topic to the clients. Students can work with clients in the memory loss program on reminiscence activities, motivation techniques, cooking groups, music, art, ball games, etc. Also, there is a more general program where students will go on outings, do arts and crafts, play games, and visit with clients.
Commitment/Requirements: 2-3 hours once a week. Students must complete a volunteer application before beginning service.