UCC Adult Day Center
Address: 1028 S. 9th St.
The Adult Day Center (ADC) is accessed via the main entrance on 9th Street.
By car: Head south on N 16th St. Turn left
onto W National Ave. Turn right onto S 10th St. Turn left onto W Washington St,
turn left onto S 9th St.
- Approximate Travel Time: 6 minutes
By bus: Take the #14 bus from 12th and
Wisconsin or 16th and Wisconsin. Get off at W. National Ave. and S. 16th St.
Take the #18 bus east to W. National Ave. and 9th St. Walk about two blocks
south to the site, at 1028 S. 9th Street. OR Take the #80 south to 6th and
National. Walk to 1028 S. 9th St.
- Approximate Travel Time: 22 minutes
Orientation: Friday February 10th from 9-10:30 am or 1:30-3:00 pm or February 14th 9-10:30 am or 1-2:30 pm
Days/Hours of Volunteering: To be determined at Sign Up Night Jan. 25
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 at 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.
- Attend the agency's mandatory orientation
- Visit the site for 2-3 hours per week throughout the entire semester
- Volunteer application and background check
- Knowledge of Spanish is necessary for CNA position