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Adult Day Program

The Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging Adult Day Program provides participants living with cognitive impairment and developmental disabilities with a safe and supportive space to participate in social and therapeutic programs and enjoy nutritious meals. Our staff has expertise in social work, nursing and caring for individuals with cognitive and functional impairments, allowing us to respond to the unique needs of each participant. Participants’ families can also feel at ease knowing their loved one’s health is being monitored while they enjoy  engaging and individualized programming.  

The goals of our Adult Day Program include: 
 

  • Providing participants with a safe, comforting environment 
  • Improving and sustaining cognitive and physical health in a supportive and respectful space 
  • Improving and sustaining social skills through therapeutic, social and recreational activities 
  • Fostering a sense of accomplishment and self-worth 

The Adult Day Program is open to adults aged 60 and over Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. – 4 p.m. and is located in Cleveland Heights at Margaret Wagner House. 

What we offer: 

  • Therapeutic activities for older adults with cognitive or memory-related impairments and developmental disabilities, such as: 
    • MUSIC & MEMORY® 
    • Physical and creative activities which stimulate the senses 
    • Health monitoring 
  • Social activities, including clubs, discussion groups, dances, reminiscence sessions, holiday celebrations and intergenerational projects  
  • Recreational activities, including arts and crafts, exercise, field trips, bingo and group lessons 
  • A hot lunch and two snacks a day 
  • Transportation to the program location for those within a six-mile radius of Margaret Wagner House 
  • Respite for caregivers 
  • Referrals to other Benjamin Rose home and community-based services 

By participating in our Adult Day program, participants’ health will be monitored and assessed to assure that they are maintaining a healthy level of activity. National studies have shown that regular health assessments can help to reduce hospitalization and reduce the risk of falls. Studies have also shown that adult day programs can keep older adults engaged and stimulated, while keeping them in regular social contact with peers, preventing isolation. These benefits can often contribute to an overall happier and healthier lifestyle for participants. 

Our trained intake specialist will discuss payment options with you, including approved insurance providers, such as Medicare and Medicaid plans. To receive more information, refer families of an older adult who you are working with to our Adult Day Program or schedule a tour call (216) 791-8000 or e-mail intake@benrose.org.  

We are proud members of the National Adult Day Services Association.  

Partners: 

We are proud to partner with AARP Foundation’s Senior Community Service Employment Program, which provides our program with volunteers who assist with activities and administrative tasks. We are also proud to partner with Cuyahoga Community College to provide internship opportunities for occupational therapy assistant students. 

Leadership

Leadership

Todd Simmons, MSW, LSW

Administrator of the Adult Day Program

Todd Simmons is the Administrator of the Adult Day Program at Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging. He oversees day-to-day operations and pro...

Todd Simmons is the Administrator of the Adult Day Program at Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging. He oversees day-to-day operations and programming services. Simmons joined Benjamin Rose in 2016.

Simmons has more than 16 years of experience working with the older adult population. He also has a special passion for working with older adults and their family caregivers.

Prior to joining Benjamin Rose, Simmons served as a social work intern at the Adult Day Program. During his internship, Simmons helped the Center for Research and Education at Benjamin Rose launch the Music & Memory pilot program. He also started a caregiver support group and monthly newsletter. Simmons also served as a member of the Ohio Scholars in Aging program in partnership with the Ohio Department of Aging.

Simmons earned a master’s degree in Social Work from Cleveland State University, including a Graduate Certificate in Gerontological Studies.

Simmons currently serves on the Annual Conference Committee of the Cuyahoga County Conference on Social Welfare, and recently served on the “Friends of Sterling” committee composed of members with ties to Sterling Recreation Center in Cleveland.

Simmons has volunteered for more than eight years with the Cleveland Scrappers, an adaptive softball team for the blind and visually impaired.

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