We empower elders to live with greater independence and dignity. Here, adults in our community profit from health care services, respite and companionship. Elderday is part of the Community Bridges family of programs. (Para Español, desplácese hacia abajo y en el icono de Google seleccione "Spanish." La información estara traducida a partir de allí.)
At Elderday, we provide high-quality day services for adults with complex medical conditions. But our program is so much more than health care. Through our planned daily activities — like music, yoga, art and woodworking — we ensure Elderday is a fun, active and supportive community for everyone involved.
Our week-day hours make it possible for participants to stay independent and in their own homes for as long as possible, while offering family remembers and caregivers well-deserved respite. Our multidisciplinary, bi-lingual, bi-cultural team develops an Individual Plan of Care for each participant, with the primary goal of keeping our participants out of institutionalized care for as long as possible.
Elderday — thanks to our generous friends David E. Kaun and Holly Alexander of the Sereno Group — is now a certified Music & Memory program, bringing the joy and memory of personalized music into the lives of the seniors we serve. Dr. Oliver Sacks, noted neuroscientist and author, affirms that "music brings back the feeling of life when nothing else can." Volunteers are needed to help create personalized playlists for each participant, and help lead the activity each day.
To schedule a tour, or for further information, please contact us at 831-458-3481 between 9am and 3pm Monday through Friday. We welcome your visits, questions and comments.
Our Team: Our multidisciplinary, bilingual, and bi-cultural team develops an individual plan of care for each person, with the goal of keeping you at home, in your own communities, and out of institutional care for as long as possible.
Health Services: Our RNs, LVNs, Physical and Occupational Therapists, Registered Dietician and Social Work staff monitor medical conditions, coordinate care with primary care physicians, and develop and execute personalized gym or exercise programs. We also provide referrals and follow-up to other community services. Podiatry services are available by need.
Transportation: Free transportation is offered to and from our center each day — from anywhere in Santa Cruz County — courtesy of Lift Line. Lift Line drivers assist you from your door to the van.
Food: A daily healthy snack and lunch are provided each day. Meals are cooked fresh by Meals on Wheels for Santa Cruz County, and are made to meet the unique dietary needs of each person.
Enrichment: Our staff and volunteers lead planned activities every day for you to enjoy, including yoga, art, sing-a-longs, gardening, knitting, woodworking, and group celebrations of birthdays and holidays. Elderday is now a certified Music & Memory program, bringing the joy and music of personalized music into your daily life.
Cost: Elderday is free for those eligible for Medi-Cal. Costs can also be covered by the Veteran’s Administration, long-term care insurance, or private pay on a sliding scale.
“We do a lot of activities here: music, exercises, games, arts and crafts. The participants and staff and very kind people. We all love each other like a family here.”
Lupe, Elderday participant, page 76