New adult day center opens

A new center serving seniors in the Mille Lacs, Kanabec and Isanti areas has opened in Mora.

A grand opening for Eagles Crossing, an adult day center providing activities and interaction for isolated adults and seniors, is slated for Friday, July 13 at the center 500 South Walnut Street.

The center can provide transportation to patrons. It also offers full medical and social services.

“People are very active here during the day with outings and activities,” said owner/director Diane Kramer. “It’s kind of an in-between with senior centers and assisted living. It’s a very unique program. If someone is isolated and needs interaction, it’s a great fit.”

Another aspect of the facility that stands out is, unlike other adult day centers with limited hours of operation, Eagles Crossing is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Within those hours, staff develop activity schedules, field trips and meal plans. The center also offers a home management program to assist patrons with cooking, cleaning, transportation, and companionship.

At the center, participants can enjoy a light breakfast, full lunch and a snack. They exercise the mind, body and spirit with physical therapist-structured exercise programs, card games, puzzles and art projects.

“Every day is going to be different,” Kramer said. “It’s a very individualized program. We try not to repeat an activity with in a week period so that they don’t get bored.”

For a free assessment, directions for the grand opening, or more information, call Kramer at 320-285-3128.