Adult Day Program
Our VNA Adult Day Program is a great option for seniors and adults who have a desire to continue living independently, but who may need assistance or help with daily activities. Our programs also provide valuable respite and support to family caregivers.
Social and recreational activities are combined with nursing assessments, medication administration, therapeutic services, and appropriate levels of exercise. Healthy snacks and hot meals are also served, providing 70% of the daily nutritional requirements. All of this is offered in a comfortable, home-like environment and is overseen by registered nurses, licensed nursing assistants, activitiy specialists and dedicated volunteers.
Your VNA has three adult day programs located in Colchester, South Burlington and Williston. Our program located in South Burlington at Grand Way Commons specializes in caring for persons with memory loss. Our Dementia Care Day Program offers activities and an environment unique to the needs of persons with dementia. Support groups and educational workshops are also offered to the community at this location.
Who Benefits from our Adult Day Programs:
The safe and home-like settings of our adult day program are open to elderly people and adults with physical or cognitive impairments. Participants receive comprehensive health, social and therapeutic services that help maintain levels of functionality, promote physical and mental health and delay admission to a nursing home.
As a family caregiver, you benefit from the valuable respite, support and education we offer. You can choose the schedule that best meets the needs of your loved one or the needs of you as the caregiver. You are able to continue with your lives while ensuring the health and safety of your loved one.
“The Adult Day Program has provided stimulation for my mother, helping slow the progression of her Alzheimer’s. For my daughter, who cares for her, it gives her some time to recoup and get things done around the house. Because it gives my daughter a break, we haven’t had to make the decision to move my mother into a nursing home.”
Yoga, manicures, cooking, gardening, and horse shoes are just a sample of what you will find on the activity calendars for any of our three adult day locations. Activities are designed to be both fun and functional, encouraging social engagement and healthy exercise. Such activities may include:
- Current events discussion
- Arts and crafts projects
- Music and Dance
- Interactive video games
We also partner with individuals and organizations in the community who share their special talents with us to integrate music, art, storytelling, dance and therapeutic touch.
For a calendar of activities for each site, click on the link below:
We offer downloadable versions of our Snack Menu and Lunch Menu Calendar. Click on the link below of the calendar you wish to view.
- May Breakfast-Snack-Lunch Calendar
- Grand Way May Breakfast-Lunch Calendar
Want to check out one of our sites in person and see if this is the place for you or a loved one? Come visit us, enjoy a complimentary lunch and see what we have to offer.
Adult Day Program Volunteers
By cooking meals, helping with social activities and leading games, Adult Day Program volunteers can help make participants in the program feel right at home. For more information about current volunteer opportunities in our Adult Day programs, please click here.
The Adult Day Program occasionally has need of items from pots and pans to puzzles. To view their current list of needs as well as the wish lists from other programs check out our Wish List page.
The Adult Day Program is certified by the Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living.
For more information, please contact:
Diane Olechna, Manager, Adult Day Programs