DAY Center CARE

The Day Center Manager coordinates care in the Day Center. Each month, the Recreation Therapy team develops a calendar offering a diverse variety of programs and activities with everything from dancing, music, and exercise class, to cooking, games, sewing, knitting, even computer classes, bingo, cards, and more. They also plan outside trips to shopping centers, restaurants, and special events like the New York State Fair, Lights on the Lake, and local sports outings (SU Sports and Syracuse Mets).

These activities and outings are designed to help participants learn new activities and do what they enjoy to the best of their abilities, while keeping any activity limitations or barriers in mind. Our goal is to help our participants maintain their individual purpose and enjoy the best quality of life possible.

Personal care is also available, and the Day Center offers a walk-in shower as well as a whirlpool bathtub, for those who have special personal care needs. Home Health Aides are available to assist with these activities. And there’s even a hairdresser on site (for an additional fee).

Our Registered Dietitian coordinates nutrition care by recommending appropriate therapeutic diets and nutritional supplements. The dietitians monitor weight, consumption of meals, and adjust menus in the day center to meet participants’ individual needs. Nutrition education is provided on an individual basis. PACE pays close attention to the individual nutritional needs of the participants we serve.

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The Social Workers help coordinate the psycho-social needs with the participants, their families, and the PACE team. They are instrumental in helping address participant or family concerns as they arise. And, social work and dietician services may extend beyond the Day Center into the participant’s home or skilled nursing facility as needed.

PACE CNY has a very active Participant Council and Participant Advisory Committee, which makes recommendations for new programs and offers feedback to the PACE CNY Program so we can continually improve the satisfaction of our participants, as well as the quality of the programs we offer. PACE CNY works to provide a variety of programs that promote socialization, and make every day meaningful for participants.

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Recreation Therapy

The PACE CNY Day Center offers a variety of enriched programs, ranging from planned trips to recreational programs, special meals, and more. These programs are designed to help our participants maintain their individual purpose and provide them with an enriched quality of life. Our Day Center creates a setting that promotes personal well-being, and provides opportunities for friendships to form.

Services include:

  • Recreation Therapy
  • Outside Activities
  • Meals
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Transportation
  • Social Work Services
  • Aide Service
  • Spiritual Counseling
  • Showers (Aides assist)
  • Whirlpool Tub Bath (Aides assist)
  • Handicapped Bathrooms
  • Rehabilitation Services

Available for additional fee:

  • Hairdresser/Barber

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PHotos

Halloween Parade and Costume Contest in the Day Center!

Abbott’s Farm: A great place to take in a sunny fall day and feed the goats!

A fishing trip to Green Lakes State Park with a picnic lunch, is just the thing to reconnect with nature. #forestbathing

Many hands, many minds, ONE goal.

Volunteers packed lunches according to special diets identified by nutrition.

A driver setup the poles and drove.

A Home Health Aide, scheduled by the homecare scheduling department to support personal care and socialization.

A recreation therapist to plan & implement the outing.

Walmart and Dunkin’ Donuts! Shopping outings are an opportunity for participants to get out into the community, experience spontaneity, autonomy, and socialize with one another.

Creativity flows in art programming at the day center. Participants are able to express themselves on an individual, or group level.


Physical activities, like Aquatic Exercise, are offered in a community setting at Champions Fitness in Cicero. This low impact activity eases pain and increases endurance.


The PACE day center offers a diverse selection of group programming including baking and cooking. Participants are able to share recipes from their past, or try something new.

Participants are able to enjoy music in many different formats. From outside entertainers to a choir group, music ignites memories and gets people moving!