Adult Day Service - Friendship Club
The Friendship Club is a community based program dedicated to
assisting older adults with progressive memory disorders to
maintain their highest level of ability. The stimulating and
caring environment is designed to enhance the self-esteem,
well being, and dignity of each member through the creation
of person-centered programs. This partnership in care giving
enables family members to keep their loved one at home, and
to provide caregivers with much needed respite.
Daily activities are planned to meet each member’s interests and
abilities. Our full schedule of activities include:
- Art & Music Therapy
- Reminiscence therapy
- Daily exercise
- Pet visits
- Intergenerational visits
- Create new music
- Life Skills activities
- New hobbies
- Pleasant conversation
- A new confidence
- Encouragement & care from a compassionate, well-trained staff
In addition to the much needed respite provided by the ADS
program, caregivers and family members are supported by the
- Caregiver counseling and support.
- Caregiver resource and community referral information and
- Monthly caregiver support group meetings*.
- Counseling and support for participants provided by a licensed
Our caregiver forum is held on the second Monday of each month
from 2-3:30 PM, everyone is welcome whether their loved one
attends the program or not. Respite care is available for
Q: What is Adult Day Service?
A: Adult Day Service is
a specialized program for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease
or a related dementia. BTSS ADS is a community-based, therapeutic
program dedicated to assisting older adults living with Alzheimer’s
disease and related memory disorders to maintain their highest level of
ability. The stimulating and caring environment is designed to enhance
the self-esteem, well being, and dignity of each member through the
creation of person-centered programs. This partnership in caregiving
enables family members to keep their loved ones at home, by providing
the much needed respite.
Q: Where is Adult Day Service located?
A: The Bloomfield Township Adult Day Service is located in the
Bloomfield Township Senior
Center on 4315 Andover Road, in
Q: Do you have to be a resident of
A: Members of the Friendship Club must be
Bloomfield Township residents or their primary
family caregiver must
reside in Bloomfield Township.
Q: Is a Doctor’s order required?
A: Yes. There is a health screening summary form that must be
complete by the member’s
physician and that will indicate a diagnosis
of dementia or related memory impairment.
Additionally, an up-to-date
negative TB reading is required.
Q: Are there any other
requirements for enrollment in the Friendship Club?
must be at least 50 years old and able to ambulate with assistance of a
walker, or wheelchair. If using a wheelchair—that individual
must be able to stand and transfer to use the bathroom with assistance
of one person. Individuals must also be able to participate in the
program with existing staffing ratios (1 staff to 4 members) and benefit
from a structured activities program based on evaluations by a social
worker. Members must also be capable of being transported to the program
and have financial means to pay fees.
Q: What are the fees? And
what do they include?
A: There is an enrollment fee of $100 to be
paid prior to the in-home assessment.
Program fees are $70.00 for a
half day (4 or less hours) or $80.00 for a full day (4 or more
hours). This fee includes a hot lunch, snacks and a full activities
program. There is a re-enrollment fee of $100 for return following a
Leave of Absence (LOA).
Q: What are hours of operation?
The Friendship Club hours of operation are: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday
Q: Are meals provided for members?
A hot meal at lunch and an afternoon snack are served daily.
Can special diets be accommodated?
A: The hot lunches are
provided by Bloomfield Township Senior Services Home
program. The menus are approved by the Area Agency on Aging 1-B and can
accommodate diabetic diets.
Q: Is transportation available? What
is the cost?
A: Transportation is available to and from the
Friendship Club. The fee is $12.00 one-way
and $24.00 round trip.
Q: Are other services available for members at the Friendship Club?
A: Showering and personal grooming assistance is available. These
services are available at a fee of $30.00 per shower per time and must
be pre-arranged. Showers include shampooing and blow-dry. Grooming fees
are $10.00 per session.
Q: What activities are offered?
The activities and programs offered are designed specifically for
with dementia and build on each member’s ability
and interest. A diverse selection of activities include: creative arts
and crafts, board and card games, baking, gardening, reminiscence
therapy, pet visits, life-skills activities, exercise programs,
intergenerational programs, and group discussions. Additionally, a music
specialist visits three times a week.
Q: Are support services
offered for family caregivers?
A: Yes. Our “Caregiver Forum”
meets the second Monday of every month from 2:00-3:30 pm at the
Bloomfield Township Senior Center. This support group is open to anyone
that is a caregiver. Other supports for family caregivers include
counseling, referrals to other community-based services and training