Messiah Lifeways

Adult Day

Adult Day Giving Challenge

Help Us Reach the $10,000 Adult Day Giving Challenge!

An anonymous donor who cares about the mission of Messiah Lifeways® Adult Day programs in Carlisle and Mechanicsburg has provided a challenge grant of $10,000 to inspire donors to support this meaningful ministry!

Dollar for Dollar Match

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

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A Day in the Life...

Click the video on the left to learn more about a day in the life of a Messiah Lifeways Adult Day client.

Every day, Messiah Lifeways Adult Day programs enhance the lives of older adults who – for one reason or another – are unable to safely stay at home during the day. Clients benefit from warm, loving, person-centered professional care while also building friendships with other clients, pursuing hobbies that bring fun and enjoyment to their daily lives, and participating in holistic wellness opportunities that promote increased health and vitality. Equally as important, caregivers benefit from knowing that their loved one is safe and cared for so that they can receive respite from the stresses of providing continuous care for their loved one in need. This respite allows many caregivers to continue to work and provide for the financial demands of caring for their loved one. Because Messiah Lifeways is committed to keeping the Adult Day program affordable and accessible for clients and
their families – many of whom face tremendous financial challenges related to the cost of care – no Adult Day client ever pays the full cost of the services they receive. 

Current Daily Costs

- $78.50 per client
- $69.00 per day for private pay clients
- $44.00 to $66.00 per day in government reimbursement rates for clients who qualify for government subsidies 

This means that we must cover a gap of at least $9.50 and as much as $34.50 per day per client in order to continue to offer this valuable ministry.

To do that, we need your help.

Click the button below to make a donation. on the form under Choose Your Donation Category select MessiahLifeways Community support Services then select Adult Day Mechanicsburg or Adult Day Carlisle.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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


The rates are based on two levels of care. 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 they do not but there is a minimum attendance of 2 days a week. This helps create structure and routine for your loved one.
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, Perry county, Northern York county, and parts of Adams and Franklin counties. 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, team members can explain the enrollment process. To enroll, a care assessment must be performed by an Adult Day team member, and a medical evaluation form must be completed by a physician.


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