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Adult Day Program


Are you a caregiver for someone with memory loss or who is becoming more physically frail?

The ADULT DAY ACTIVITIES PROGRAM (ADAP) at Riverdale Senior Services is a social-model day program for people who have memory loss or are physically frail. ADAP offers structured activities in a social environment, as well as personal care assistance and supervision. By offering a safe and supportive environment, people with memory loss or physical frailties can maintain their independence in the community, heighten their well-being and self-esteem, and reduce isolation and boredom.

ADAP offers:

  • Daily activities that provide social, mental, physical and creative stimulation
  • A hot home-cooked meal
  • Limited personal care assistance, including mobility, toileting, and supervision
  • Round-trip transportation for those who qualify

ADAP is also an essential lifeline for caregivers. RSS has comprehensive caregiver support services, including bi-monthly support groups for spouses and adult children, and professional support from a team of social workers.

For more information about enrollment in ADAP and caregiver support at RSS, please contact:

Peter Swanson, LMSW, Director of Adult Day Services,
718.884.5900 ext. 16 or

ADAP is funded in part by the New York City Department for the Aging (DFTA).


  • Who attends ADAP?

    ADAP serves a diverse group of members who have memory loss or physical frailties, such as those caused by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

  • Please contact Peter Swanson, LMSW, Director of Adult Day Services at 718.884.5900 ext. 16 or to schedule an appointment. CLICK HERE to see the ADAP brochure.

  • Is there a cost associated with the ADAP program?

    While ADAP receives some funding from the New York City Department for the Aging, we ask for a fee from families to help support the costs of the program. Please contact Peter Swanson, LMSW, Director of Adult Day Services at 718.884.5900 ext. 16 or for more details.

  • I’m not sure if ADAP is right for my loved one. Can I schedule a trial day?

    Yes, of course! ADAP offers a trial day for first-time members. The program fee is waived for the trial day.

  • My loved one doesn’t speak English. Would ADAP be a good fit for my loved one?

    Unfortunately, at this time, ADAP’s programming is offered only in English.

  • What are the ADAP program’s hours?

    We operate Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm, not including transportation time before and after these hours.

  • What sorts of activities does ADAP have?

    The ADAP program offers comprehensive and diverse activities that are tailored to the individual needs of our members. We believe that keeping socially, mentally, and physically active are essential, and that the limitations brought on by memory loss or physical frailty need not be a barrier to getting involved.

    Our activities fall into several major categories:

    Cognitive Stimulation: These activities bring out our member’s memories for famous faces, familiar tunes, and more. A wide selection of word and trivia activities help our members with recall and language abilities.

    Socialization: Games such as BINGO or Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy on the Nintendo Wii create a social atmosphere enjoyable by all members. There is also a monthly birthday party and concert, and a weekly film screening.

    Exercise and Fitness: ADAP has a weekly strength and flexibility class and a monthly chair yoga class led by personal trainers. In addition, Stay Well and Stretch and Move exercises are offered on a regular basis so members stay physically active.

    Art and Music: ADAP has a monthly painting workshop hosted by a local artist, and welcomes a local musician twice per month. In addition, ADAP leads sing-alongs and has art activities across a variety of media.
    CLICK HERE to view a full calendar of activities in ADAP for this month.

  • How many members come to ADAP each day?

    ADAP is a small group of 8-12 members.

  • How long has ADAP served the community?

    ADAP has been serving Riverdale and the surrounding neighborhoods since 2000.

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