Adult Day Program Services in South Central PA | Messiah Lifeways
An Adult Day program that enriches lives while supporting caregivers.

Adult Day Program Fact Sheet


Messiah Lifeways Adult Day program offers an enriching, uplifting experience outside of the home for loved ones who are unable to safely stay alone during the day. Messiah Lifeways offers Adult Day services in Mechanicsburg and Carlisle. Senior day programs such as Messiah's Adult Day is a great alternative and offers balance for caregivers who want their loved ones staying home with them, yet still work or have other responsibilities during the day.

Both locations are open Monday through Friday from 7:15 am – 5:00 pm
(except on holidays). To learn more or schedule a tour of campus, please contact us.

Adult Day Giving Challenge

Every new gift to the Adult Day program received between July 1, 2018 and December 1, 2018, up to $10,000 will go towards the giving challenge. When the challenge is successfully completed, $20,000 in new support will be used immediately to support this important cause. 

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Care and Support

Adult Day team members at both centers are nursing and activity professionals trained in providing personal assistance, therapeutic programs, medication administration, CPR, and first aid. The Mechanicsburg location also offers:
  • Beauty salon and barbershop
  • Psychological services
  • Outpatient rehabilitation services
  • Podiatry services
  • Aquatic and fitness center
  • Art studio

Enrichment and Activity

Our Adult Day program at both locations offers enriching and uplifting activity and opportunities such as:
  • Exercising and stretching
  • Community outings, bus trips, and lunch outings
  • Games, cooking, handicrafts, gardening, and pet visits
  • Bible studies and discussion groups
  • Music entertainment and sing-a-longs
  • Well-balanced and nutritious lunches 

Caregiving Support

We’ve talked with many people who have had to make the same decisions that you are now making. Many have expressed their fears, guilt, confusion and sorrow. We understand your need to feel confident about this decision. We realize that the decision to enroll your loved one in an adult day program may be difficult. Therefore, we recommend that you visit our centers and talk to our staff. Also consult your doctor, pastor, and friends.

We will do all we can to assist you and your family to make the best choice. You are also welcome to visit and tour our Adult Day locations any time we are open. Please schedule an appointment by filling out the form at the bottom of this page.

Note that in order to best support your loved ones, both of our locations also host monthly Caregiving Support Groups:

Messiah Lifeways at Messiah Village
Fountain Room

100 Mt. Allen Drive
Mechanicsburg, PA

Every third Monday of the month
3:30 pm

The Meeting House-Carlisle Campus
1155 Walnut Bottom Road
Carlisle, PA

Every first Monday of the month at
4:00 pm

Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify. Please contact us for more information.

Our Adult Day program in Cumberland County serves the entire Central PA region, including Dauphin County. Whether you live in Carlisle, Mechanicsburg, or the surrounding area, we have Adult Day services that can enrich the life of your loved one. Discover the highlights of our Adult Day program by clicking the button below to download our fact sheet.

Download Adult Day Fact Sheet


Schedule an appointment with Messiah Lifeways Adult Day

Fill out the form below to schedule a private tour with a Messiah Lifeways Adult Day team member. Ask questions and tour our Mechanicsburg or Carlisle location to see what a day in Messiah Lifeways Adult Day is all about.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the fees for the Messiah Lifeways Adult Day program? 


The rates are based on two levels of care, a half-day rate (4 hours or less) or full-day rate (8 hours), along with a separate bathing and grooming charge. For more information and a full list of rates, please call the respective location or download the Adult Day Fact Sheet.


Does my loved one have to attend Adult Day services eight hours a day, five days a week?

No. The Adult Day program provides great flexibility by offering a full- or half-day program, which can be scheduled for as little as one day a week.
How old must you be to attend Messiah Lifeways Adult Day?

Anyone age 60 and better is eligible to use the program.


Is there financial assistance available to pay for Adult Day services?


Yes. Financial assistance is available for those who may qualify. The County Agency on Aging and Community Services provides funding for those deemed eligible. The Messiah Lifeways Community Support Fund is another funding resource. For more information, please call the respective location.


Is there transportation available for Adult Day services? 


Yes. Please call the desired location for details on Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry, and York counties transportation services.

Our Adult Day program in Cumberland County serves the entire Central PA region, including Dauphin County. Whether you live in Carlisle, Mechanicsburg, or the surrounding area, we have adult day services that can enrich the life of your loved one. Contact us today for more information.

Mechanicsburg location: 717.790.8224

Carlisle location: 717.243.0447


How do I enroll my loved one in the Adult Day program?


First, you should schedule an appointment to visit to learn more about the program. During your visit, the staff can explain the enrollment process. To enroll, a care assessment must be performed by an Adult Day staff member, and a medical evaluation form must be completed by a physician.


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Thu, Dec 13, 2018