A Day in the Life of Adult Day Services

Person-Centered Activities

We encourage participants to engage in activities of their choice modifying the activity based on the abilities of each individual.  Some daily choices offered to our participants include:

Art & Music Activities

Morning Exercise

Daily Living Skills Activities

Games & Tournaments

Themed Events

Social Skills Classes

Gardening & Outdoor Activities

Current Events Roundtable

Cooking & Nutrition Classes

Sensory Room Activities

“If I couldn’t come here I would be sitting at home bored all the time.  This is my home away from home. These are my friends and where I belong.”
- Courtney, adult participant at the Center for over 5 years.

A typical day in our Adult Day Services Program will look different for everyone involved. Since we provide day services ranging from total care needs to those who are mostly independent, a person's day can be tailored specifically to meet their needs and interests. For all our adults, our staff are prepared to assist with all aspects of care ranging from feeding, toileting, oral care, and therapeutic needs as well as engaging the person throughout the day in activities of their choice.

Whether the individual is in need of total care or is independent, the daily schedule could include a range of different activities including exercise, current events discussion groups, art & music therapy, daily living skill activities, cooking classes, arts/crafts classes, spiritual and religious groups, social time (including games, music, book reading, etc.), community outings, and/or job skills training.  Also, because our adults’ nutrition is important to us, we also daily provide breakfast and lunch catered to their dietary needs. We also provide physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy as ordered by the participant's physician. Our mission at the Therapy & Learning Center Adult Day Services is to provide each individual with daily choices on activities that not only meet their interests but provide a well-rounded, purpose-filled life. 

Community Integration

Involvement in our community is important to our program participants.  Our program is designed to offer participants opportunities to enjoy activities in the community each day. We believe this element of social interaction and community engagement adds to our participants’ overall quality of life.  All while being under the watchful care of our staff, participants have the opportunity to:

  • Volunteer at local organizations
  • Enjoy dining experiences at restaurants
  • Attend sporting events
  • Experience local events and special attractions

Additionally, we encourage the community to engage with our clients at the Center by providing activities like art & music therapy, games, performances, as well as visits and hands on lessons from local artisans and craftsman. Community outings and interactions allow our participants a different and unique experience every day!

West Tennessee Healthcare (WTH) does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the grounds of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, Limited English Proficiency or sex, including discrimination based on gender identity, sexual orientation, sex stereotyping or pregnancy in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by WTH directly or through a contractor or any other entity with which WTH arranges to carry out its programs and activities.

For further information about this policy, contact Amy Garner (731) 541-9914.