BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Adult Day Center of Somerset County is offering free virtual programs and resources for caregivers and older adults in response to COVID-19.

According to a release from the center, the programs and expanded resources are designed for older and vulnerable seniors, and adults living with a disability or dementia-related illness, as well as support and education for their caregiving families.

"For the first time in 43 years, we are not able to serve our members in person, however the ADC staff are diligently working from home to re-imagine and re-invent how we serve families and support caregivers remotely," executive director Diann Robinson said in the release. "In addition, we have the opportunity to provide our resources beyond our membership to the community at large."

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The ADC is using its Facebook page to keep in touch with families, including Facebook live events that include virtual bingo; a video library featuring staff cooking demonstrations and puzzles; at-home exercise routines; and virtual performances by ADC entertainers.

The public is invited to like the Adult Day Center of Somerset County on Facebook.

In addition, the center's website has been expanded to include links to county and state resources, caregiver hotlines and support services. Activity staff are also posting printable home activities like crosswords and coloring pages.

"We plan to reopen as soon as we safely can so that we may offer vital, in-person services again," Robinson said in the release. "The ADC staff and program volunteers are heartbroken that we can't be there in person to support our members and their families, but we will continue to remain connected and offer as much programming and assistance as possible during these challenged times."

The ADC, a compassionate community of acceptance, is a non-profit agency committed to providing extraordinary day care services for vulnerable seniors; adults living with a disability or dementia related illness; and support and education for their caregiving families.

For more information, contact Hilary Kruchowy for more information at hilary.kruchowy@adultdaycenter.org or 908-725-0068.

Visit www.adultdaycenter.org for more information.