Adult Day Services

North Star Community Services Newel Post
1108 Tiffany Place, Waterloo, IA 50701
Director of Newel Post - Dawn Potter
Phone: (319) 234-1391

North Star Community Services Waverly Center
219 20th Street NW, Waverly, IA 50677
Director of Waverly Center - Colette Ruth
Phone: (319) 352-1425

North Star Community Services Day Habilitation
3420 University Avenue, Waterloo, IA 50701
Director of Services - Denise Hinders
Director of Employment & Day Habilitation Services - Mary Anderson
Phone: (319) 236-0901

Who is Served by North Star Community Services Adult Day Services?

Adults whose physical or mental impairments limit their ability to function in the community:

1) Newel Post in Waterloo welcomes seniors in need of support services to continue living independently in the community, including people with chronic health impairments (such as a stroke, Parkinson's, or Alzheimer's); social isolation or impairment, or debilitating chronic illness (such as MS or ALS/Lou Gehrig's disease)

(2) Waterloo's Advantage Day Program and the Waverly Center Day Program provide services to individuals with severe and profound developmental & physical disabilities.

(2) The Waterloo and the Waverly Center Day Habilitation Programs provide services to individuals with a wide range of developmental & physical disabilities.

Adult day programs offer a variety of activities and services supervised by trained, caring staff, including:

- Nutritious noon meal & snacks
- Follow-through on health professionals' orders
- Certified medications administration
- Socialization; new friends
- Stimulating individual, small group, and large group activities offered
- Exercise programs which may include walking programs, if appropriate
- Reality orientation, if needed
- Special outings and guest speakers
- Recreation opportunities
- Health monitoring
- Transportation for Newel Post participants living in the greater Waterloo area (Cedar Falls, Evansdale,
Elk Run Heights). Also for participants of the Waverly center and Advantage programs

When:

Full-time, part-time, and occasional use plans are available Monday through Friday.

How:

To most, the fees for adult day services are a bargain. Funding assistance is also available through various federal, state, and county programs, or through private donations to our Adult Day Services Sponsorship Program. Employed family members should ask their HR Dept. about dependent care reimbursement benefits. Also, some long-term care insurance policies cover adult day services.

Discuss the special needs your family has, schedule a visit, take a tour, or request a calendar of activities &/or meals. Informational home visits are also available.