Welcome to Still Waters Adult Day Center! If this is your first visit, read on to learn more about a typical day at our center. If you’re attending the Castleton Center, we are located in the Ministries Center of Castleton United Methodist Church. Enter through Door 3. If you’re attending the Eastgate Center, we are in the main church building of Eastgate Christian Church. Enter through the door in the West (left) wing.
At either location, you’ll be greeted by one of our staff members. The person who brought you will sign in and provide us with any special instructions for your care.
Guests who arrive between 7:00 and 9:00 am, will likely find a group of friends enjoying morning coffee (or other beverage of choice) and sharing conversation around the table. The day’s news, updates on the sports scene, and the weather forecast are popular topics of conversation. We also use this time to talk about upcoming visitors and events. Did you sleep well? What happened at home last night? By sharing everyday lives, we connect as a family.
Mid-morning brings more guests and new activities. Every morning includes some type of group exercise. Today, an exercise class using chairs and elastic bands is on the schedule. Everyone participates according to their own ability level and comfort.
Other morning activities include Physical Therapy, Personal Wellness, Podiatrist care, word games, trivia, and Bible Study. We frequently have music playing in the background throughout the day, which provides a very soothing environment.
Showers take place in the morning, if you are on the schedule. Our bathroom facilities are designed to provide the level of assistance you need. The Still Waters Salon offers hair, nails, and massage services by appointment. A little extra pampering is always fun and relaxing!
Occasionally, we have a visit from one of our pet volunteers. A warm fuzzy face greets everyone and it feels so good to stroke that beautiful coat. The guests especially love when volunteers arrive to give manicures and hand massages. The men enjoy having their nails filed and buffed as much as the ladies!
Lunch preparations begin around 11:30 when a volunteer arrives with a delicious hot meal prepared fresh by a local caterer. The dining room tables are set with tablecloths, napkins, and stainless utensils (no paper or plastic products, thank you!). During the summer months, lunch may include something fresh from the Still Waters garden. Flowers and vegetables are grown there for our use and enjoyment.
Guests and staff share lunch. By eating together in an attractive setting, Still Waters promotes good nutrition, socialization and the opportunity to experience one of our most cherished rituals – sharing a blessing and a meal with friends and loved ones.
Worship services are offered twice per month at both centers. Pastor Billy Nickrand of Castleton United Methodist and Pastor Sarah Renfro of Geist Christian alternate leading the services in the Chapel at Castleton UMC. Pastor Tod Iseminger leads services in the Sanctuary at Eastgate Christian.
Birthdays are a big celebration here. The birthday girl or boy wears a special hat, we serenade them with a rousing rendition of “Happy Birthday” and we always celebrate with a special treat after lunch.
Early afternoon is a time for special activities including Dance/Movement, Music, Arts, Yoga, and Drum Circle. We bring in a variety of talented and dedicated professionals who will not just entertain you, but help you become more engaged with your surroundings.
As the afternoon progresses, folks often break up into small groups according to their individual interests. Some may be ready for a nap. Others may prefer to work on crafts. Still, others may be ready for cards or a trip to the game room for billiards or air hockey.
Most afternoons our physical activity is “Balloon Smack-down”. It can get a little rowdy, but it’s a good way to let off steam. You might get hit but it won’t hurt. It’s also great for the lungs, torso and arms. And, it’s fun!
Late afternoon is snack time. Snacks range from light and healthy to sinfully delicious.
As guests begin to depart for the day, we offer a variety of table games, trivia, and memory games. Or, you may prefer to watch a vintage TV show. There’s always a jigsaw puzzle that could use some attention.
By the time your caregiver arrives, you will have made new friends, learned something, and helped make Still Waters a better place. We hope you’ll come again and Have a Great Day HERE with your Friends, and a Great Night at HOME with your Family.