You may feel it is your responsibility, but you do not have to do it alone; you do not have to be a Superhero or a Superwoman. Roanoke Valley Adult Day Center has been privileged to serve older adults, people with disabilities, and their families for the past 27+ years.

Through the adult day center, stroke victims, people living with Alzheimer's, and developmentally disabled adults have all found they can remain at home and continue to be part of their families, churches, and communities and have purpose and meaning in their lives. It has been a great reward to support family members as they become involved in monthly support group meetings and take advantage of the respite time, which allows them to care for their loved one but also work, socialize, and/or take care of daily responsibilities. Isolation and reclusiveness are not healthy for the caregiver or the care receiver. Roanoke Valley Adult Day Center works hard to address the needs of the caregiver and the care-receiver.

"I love her dearly, but I can't do it all - running a family, holding a job, and caring for my aging mother."

"It's physically impossible for me. I'm not a superwoman."

"If I don't do it, who will? It's my responsibility."

The Roanoke Valley United Way has long been a supporter of adult day services. We are grateful to the citizens of the Roanoke Valley; it is you who have "made it all happen" these many years. The primary operational area that the Roanoke Valley United Way funds are benefiting is our food program. Good nutrition is essential to maintaining stability in chronic conditions for the frail and elderly. We offer breakfast, a complete hot meal at noon, and a PM snack each day. Along with providing good nutrition, we also monitor blood pressure and blood sugar and assist with medication management. This combination of nutrition, routine monitoring, therapeutic activities, and an inviting setting provides the ingredients for wellness and independence.

The Board of Directors and staff extend an open invitation to all citizens of the Roanoke Valley to visit the center at 108 E. First Street, Weldon, to see your local United Way dollars at work, having a positive impact on the lives of our participants, their families, and your community.

Roger Edwards, the Director, can be contacted by phone at (252) 536-2070 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Roanoke Valley Adult Day Center is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For further information, please call 536-2070.