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Adult Day Services Program

Click on the link below to see a short video about Adult Day Services Program and other United Way of Washington County agencies.
 http://www.unitedwayofjohnsoncity.org/United_Way_Campaign_Video_2010.php

Adult Day Services (ADS) is a wonderful program of personalized care for adults who are physically, socially, emotionally and mentally challenged, or frail due to advanced age.  ADS helps older people maintain their independence by providing stimulating activities including daily exercise and craft projects.  We offer an opportunity for our clients to shop for themselves with outing to the local Wal-Mart and K-Mart.   

Adult Day Services also gives family caregivers a break from their daily care giving routine, allows them to shop, pay bills, seek medical attention for themselves, or simply rest from their ongoing care-giving duties.  This program provides our clients the ability to remain where they want to be and that is home.  The stimulating activities increase our clients’ self-worth and helps their caregivers by providing them with time and an opportunity to be able to maintain their own lives. 

We have lots of volunteers who enjoy sharing their talents with our clients.  Linda Hammonds, an engaging storyteller, is a frequent visitor who enthralls our clients with her outlandish tales and songs.  And there is Hero, a friendly pet therapy dog who loves all the attention he receives at each visit.  We enjoy lively music from the ETSU Bluegrass Band the ETSU Flute Choir on a regular basis.   

“Adult Day Services has been a Godsend for me and my family…the staff is trained to provide for people with special needs as well as giving and environment that stimulates the mind and body.”  ~ Caregiver 

“I would encourage any family to consider Adult Day Services as an alternative to in home nursing care.  My hat is off to these wonderful people.”  ~ Family Caregiver 

The program serves families from eight counties of East Tennessee including, Carter, Greene, Sullivan, Washington and Unicoi.  ADS provides wheelchair accessible transportation as well.  Nutritious breakfast, snacks and lunch are also provided each day.  

Funding sources include TN Department of Human Services, City of Johnson City, Community Development Block Grant, United Way, City and County Governments, Medicaid Waiver Funds, Private Pay, Community Contributions and fundraising activities.   

ADS is located at 603 Bert Street, Johnson City, in the old Keystone School.  We encourage you to visit our facility at any time.  We also encourage you to share your time with our clients and volunteer!  Please call 423.928.8855 for more information.  

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