In the 608: Agrace to hold grand opening Tuesday for new Adult Day Center

MADISON, Wis. — With more than 40 years of experience caring for people in southern Wisconsin who are in the final months of life, Agrace now has another way to improve local residents’ quality of life—a new adult day center in Madison.

The Agrace Adult Day Center provides daytime care for older adults who need company and support because they cannot, or choose not to, stay alone all day. In addition to companionship from caregivers, volunteers and other seniors, the Center’s clients enjoy nutritious meals, physical activities like chair yoga and games, and mentally stimulating activities, including crafts, classes, gardening and music.

The community is invited to tour the Center during an open house on Tuesday, April 26, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 1702 W. Beltline Highway in Madison. Ambassadors from the Greater Madison Area Chamber of Commerce will be on hand for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. Agrace staff will be available to talk with anyone interested in volunteering at the Center or in the agency’s other volunteer roles.

This freestanding center is open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. It is designed to feel familiar and friendly to older adults, with accessible spaces for activities, quiet rest, meals and more. The space can serve up to 64 adults per day.

The Center’s staff includes a registered nurse manager, activities coordinator, caregivers, a chef and volunteers. Clients pay $80 per day, which includes meals, companionship, activities and medication administration, if needed. Other services, such as showers and haircuts, may be available at an additional cost.

Agrace is a nonprofit health care organization that also provides personal care, supportive (palliative) care, hospice care and grief support to people who are aging, ill or dying in southern Wisconsin. For more information about Agrace, call (608) 276-4660 or click here.