Adult Day Programs

Do know someone who has Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, Parkinson’s, or another degenerative illness? Sid Jacobson JCC is a national leader in providing care for those suffering from these chronic illnesses. We specialize in early stage and social adult day programs for seniors who are 60+ that are frail and memory impaired. In addition, programs for those in their 30s, 40s and 50s with Young Onset Dementia including Frontal Temporal Lobe Dementia and Alzheimer’s.

All programs require an assessment to ensure proper placement. Transportation can be arranged for Nassau County residents through NICE Ride and for Town of North Hempstead residents through Project Independence. Caregivers are provided with respite and education. These programs are made possible with funds from from Nassau County Office for the Aging through the New York State Office for the Aging and the US Administration on Aging. Partial funding for these programs is provided by funds raised from the Friendship Circle Luncheon and the Yellow Rose Society in addition to private donations. For more information, contact Taylor Herbert, LCSW, Director of Specialized Senior Services, 516-484-1545 ext. 150, therbert@sjjcc.org.


SOCIAL ADULT DAY PROGRAM FOR THOSE 60+
The Denise & Robert Silverberg Family Friendship Circle and GEMS II programs provide a structured, stimulating environment that encourages social, cognitive and physical stimulation through a variety of group activities for those with memory or functional impairment as a result of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, stroke, etc. Coffee, snacks and a hot kosher lunch are provided.
Ongoing
Monday–Friday, 10am–3pm
Extended hours available until 5pm

SOCIAL ADULT DAY PROGRAM FOR THOSE IN THEIR 30S, 40S & 50S
Let’s Do Lunch™ provides physical, intellectual and social stimulation for individuals with young onset dementia, including frontotemporal degeneration. Specifically designed for younger individuals, we offer basketball, karate, support groups, vocational work, smart boards and iPads, dancing, hot kosher lunch and more. Financial aid is available. Transportation can be arranged for Nassau County residents.
Ongoing
At Sid Jacobson JCC
Monday–Friday, 10am–3pm
At Suffolk Y JCC
Monday and Friday, 10am–2pm

EARLY STAGE MEMORY LOSS PROGRAM
GEMS I includes a support group, exercise, memory strengthening exercises, guest speakers and lunch. Members share experiences with others facing similar challenges and learn about resources to assist them. Scholarship Fund for GEMS I is made possible in part through a legacy provided by Alice Gross in memory of Abe Gross.
11 weeks
Tuesday and Friday, 10am–2:30pm
Once a week $495 / members $385
Twice a week $900 / members $725

MUSIC + MEMORY*
Participants receive an iPod to use in the comfort of their home to help increase mood, decrease anxiety and lessen agitation. The program enhances their quality of life by providing customized music therapy. Launched with the help of the Goidel Law Group PLLC.

MNEME THERAPY*
Mneme, the Greek goddess for memory, provides a rewarding experience by combining painting, singing, movement, storytelling and praise, while working with a trained therapist. Studies have shown that art may stimulate the ability to create new neural pathways within the brain, enhancing communication and cognition in those with dementia.

MUSEUM PROGRAM*
In collaboration with the Nassau County Museum of Art, our new program provides a person with memory loss and thier family member a docent led tour.

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL MEMORY CAFÉ
Sid Jacobson JCC in partnership with Goidel Law Group and Bright Star Care is hosting the first of its kind memory café for those with young onset dementia. Socialize with peers in a comfortable setting while dancing and singing to your favorite music.

* Available to anyone in Nassau County with memory impairment

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