The Impact of the Adult Day Center - Client Interview #3

The Adult Day Center (ADC) at the Walla Walla Senior Center is a place where adults with physical and/or mental impairments can spend time with others in a safe setting. It offers respite care for families and nutritious meals, physical exercise, social engagement, and cognitive games for participants.


We interviewed a few regular clients to give you a glimpse into what this program is all about and how it helps people. Today's interview was with Ed McVey. Ed is a cold war veteran and was stationed in Germany with the Army. He is a retired truck driver and photographer. He loves to learn - he is always watching documentaries, particularly about nature and wildlife.


Ed lives in an intergenerational household, with his son and his son's family. He jokes that he enjoys coming to the ADC to take a break from the craziness of his household, and his family is thankful for this program as well. With some physical disabilities, he also likes to come to the ADC to get his body moving and to access the healthy food.


Please consider donating to the ADC so that people like Ed can continue to access this important program.


Ed at the ADC

Hear what Ed has to say about the ADC:


How did you hear about the ADC?

Ed: My son brought me over.


What made you want to come to the Center?

Ed: To take a break from my son and to give him a break from caring for me.


How long have you been a part of the program?

Ed: It's been at least 2 years, maybe 3.


Another ADC participant with their completed puzzle

How often do you come to the program?

Ed: Every day.


What is your favorite thing at the ADC?

Ed: Most of the time I like to watch movies and documentaries.


Do you think the program has helped you since you’ve been here?

Ed: Oh yes, it's kept me from jumping all over my son.


Coyote Gulch Family Group performing for the ADC

What does your typical day look like at the ADC?

Ed: I drink some hot chocolate first in the morning. After eating lunch, I like to watch different things on TV. In the afternoon, sometimes we have guests come to entertain us. I like the violinist that will come to play for us.



Participants relaxing at the ADC

What would you say to someone that’s considering joining the program?

Ed: You'll enjoy it!

 

Your support of the Adult Day Center goes a long way. Consider making a donation by visiting the ADC website, or by mailing a check payable to the Walla Walla Senior Center attn: Adult Day Center to 720 Sprague St, Walla Walla, WA, 99362.

You may also be interested in viewing more information on our website: https://www.wallawallaseniorcenter.org/adult-day-center

Or at the official Adult Day Center website: https://www.wwadc.org/


Thank you for reading!

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