UCC Adult Day Center
Address: 1028 S. 9th St.
The Adult Day Center (ADC) is accessed via the main entrance on 9th Street.
Approximate Travel Time By Car: 10 minutes
Approximate Travel Time By Bus: 25 minutes
Days/Hours of Operation:
Monday 11:30 a.m. -2 p.m. (2 slots)
Wednesday 11:30 a.m. -2 p.m (2 slots)
Thursday 11:30 a.m. -2 p.m (2 slots)
Friday 11:30 a.m. -2 p.m (2 slots)
Human Services CNA Assistant
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (1 slot)
(excludes 12-1 p.m. time frame)
Description of Agency/Activities:
The Adult Day Center provides direct services for frail and/or cognitively impaired adults, particularly those who are Hispanic, to decrease their isolation and optimize their in-home functioning, thereby delaying or preventing the need for institutionalization. Programming components include:
- Social Services: psycho-social assessment and care plan: information and referral to community resources for clients and family caregiver(s): client/caregiver individual and group counseling/support.
- Therapeutic art services: ceramics, choir, music appreciation, dance, performance art, sewing, drawing and painting.
- Therapeutic recreation and educational activities: field trips, spiritual life activities, holiday, birthday, and other special event celebrations, cooking, daily current event discussion. inter-generational activities with school-age children, table and board games, team activities, ESL, guest speakers and entertainers.
- Health-related services: nursing assessment, consultation, and preventative care; exercises; personal care (e.g. bathing, dressing and grooming), and health education; podiatry; prescribed medication monitoring and distribution by LPN and RN on-site.
- Nutritional services: hot lunch provided daily through the MCDA Senior Meal Program; a light breakfast and afternoon snack are also provided daily.
- Programming for participants struggling with Alzheimer's disease or dementia includes special small-group (8-10 people) activities conducted in a quiet, comfortable, home-like room, apart from the larger group.
Student Role in Agency:
There are many service options at the UCC Adult Day Center, including participating in and facilitating recreational, educational, nutritional, and/or health promotion group activities, and other supportive services to the elderly. Specific options will be explored on-site and students will be placed according to their academic needs, temperament, schedule, and interests.
- Program Assistant: Assist program coordinator and staff with daily duties: setting tables, washing/drying dishes, cleaning/organizing kitchen, serving food to seniors, creating/managing spreadsheets in excel, data entry and filing, conversing with seniors, if musically inclined, to practice or perform for the seniors.
- Human Services CNA Assistant- Assist CNA with reviewing
health assessments with clients, set up doctor’s appointments, assist
in filling out applications for insurance
*Knowledge of Spanish is necessary for this position.
Commitment: 2 - 3 hours per week throughout the semester.
Since Service Learners will be working directly with UCC clients, it is required that volunteers be outgoing and personable, show initiative, and enjoy interacting with clients of all ages. They need to own their placement and work to make it a good fit by sharing feedback and being proactive.
- Students must complete a volunteer application and background check before starting service (these forms are available at Sign-Up Night)