Frail senior adults who are challenged with Alzheimer's disease or a related form of dementia will benefit from the Kaplen Adult Reach Center (ARC), a social adult day care program. Caregivers can have peace of mind knowing their loved ones are cared for by attentive, compassionate professionals. They can pursue their own needs, secure in the knowledge that their loved ones are also pursuing meaningful activities.
What We Offer
Each participant in ARC benefits from a program that is tailored to his or her personal needs and interests. Compassion and preservation of dignity are hallmarks of the Kaplen Adult Reach Center. Caregivers will have needed respite, support and guidance.
In a safe environment, our participants enjoy a wide range of upbeat activities that encourage socialization and active participation. Holiday celebrations, parties and family visits are an ongoing part of the ARC Program. Participants enjoy being an integral part of a vibrant community at the JCC enjoying lunch with seniors from Senior Center Plus, intergenerational activities with pre-school children, and a variety of cultural arts programs.
Special Activities include:
Intergenerational programs - weekly visits with the JCC nursery and camp children, daily exercise, music, social dancing, discussion groups, bowling/volleyball/softball, horticulture, drama, crafts, table games, baking, reminiscing, live entertainment, pet therapy, birthday celebrations, weekly specialty programs, intergenerational garden, use of indoor and outdoor pools, and outings.
- Open Monday-Thursday 9 am to2 pm
- Small ratio of participant to staff
- Door-to-door transportation in handicapped accessible vehicles - serving 15 towns
- Nutritious meals - breakfast, hot lunch
- Highly qualified professional staff experienced and trained in meeting the needs of frail elderly.
- Active corps of volunteers
- Program located in bright spacious room with 2 handicapped accessible bathrooms.
- Adjoining patio overlooking children's playground
- Low daily fees - scholarships available
- Non-sectarian program open to all seniors regardless of race, religion or ethnic background
Support Group for Caregivers
Monthly caregivers support groups offer information, counseling and referrals. Evening Meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month, 7:30-9:30 pm; Daytime Meetings are held the fourth Thursday of the month, 11am-12pm. Lending resource library on premises has literature specifically addressing the needs of caregivers.
Our Award Winning Video
See first hand the Kaplen Adult Reach Center in a twelve-minute video. View our facility and transportation vehicles, learn the benefits of the program to both participants and their families and see the staff and participants in action. This is an ideal way to view "a day in the life" of participants from the point of view of a caregiver.
Alzheimer's Association Information and referral - Consultation and preventive care in conjunction with Englewood Hospital and Medical Center - Information counseling, in-home assessments and Referrals - Liaison with Jewish Family Services - offers in-home assessments - Bergen NJ EASE - dial one number to access and coordinated New Jersey services for the elderly - 201.646.2625 or 877.222.3737.
To obtain a copy of the video, more information or to schedule a visit contact:
Debra Turitz, ARC Director x 1450 | email@example.com