Our Mission

The Joseph A. Gilmore, Sr., Adult Day Center’s (Gilmore Center) mission is to provide a safe, secure and nurturing environment, for clients who have been identified by family members and/or health care professionals as needing social environment. That includes classroom activities with interactive opportunities and supervision provided by licensed health care professionals who also assist with their activities for daily living (ADL’s).

This is accomplished by a variety of daily activities inclusive of cognitive, physical and emotional stimulation that will allow the client’s family to pursue their daily routine without concern for the safety or wellbeing of their loved one.

Caregiver Support

The Gilmore Adult Day Center strives to provide value-added services for caregivers. We co-market the County’s Respite Program; we provide advisory services through the Prince George’s Alzheimer’s Association and related services offered by the state and county governments.

Transportation Service

If you should require the use of our transportation service, please provide us with a pickup times in the morning and a drop-off time in the evening when completing the enrollment form. If you are enrolled in Metro Access, please coordinate directly with them for your loved one’s transportation needs.

Allied Medical Services

Haircuts are every other Wednesday. If you want us to provide Allied Medical Services such as occupational therapy, physical therapy or podiatry, please indicate on the pertinent form(s) when enrolling.

Wellness & Nutrition

We provide breakfast, lunch, and snack and beverage services on a daily basis.  Menus are updated monthly on the last week of the current month for the following month.  All menus are based on a nutrition assessment under the stewardship of the RN with direction provided by the Primary Care Physician as set forth in the Doctor’s Order.

The Gilmore Adult Center is enrolled in the Maryland Nutrition Program which requires a nutrition assessment for all new and existing clients.  The nutrition assessment is designed to ensure that each client meets his/her individual dietary requirements for breakfast and lunch (i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure; pureed food, etc.).  The Maryland Nutrition program requires us to observe the following:

  • Off-menu selections are provided daily
  • Milk is a key component to our beverage service
  • USDA menu requirements relative to portions and calories
  • Point of Service – we are required to record meals served including breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack

We also recently launched a wellness program that is administered by the center’s RN, Medical Director and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Podiatry, Barbering, etc.).

Social Support/Upcoming Activities

The Joseph A. Gilmore, Sr., Adult Day Center and trained staff including the Medical Director, Registered Nurse, Licensed Social Worker, and the Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) Seniors Advancing and Growing Educationally (SAGE) program provides a multitude of daily activities.

SAGE is an educational program designed especially for interactive and participatory adult learning. SAGE classes are held daily Monday through Friday and include topics such as music appreciation, cognitive skills, healthy living, and critical thinking, among others.  The weekly schedule is available for viewing below and on our Events Calendar.

Social Support

We offer a wide selection of fun, engaging and stimulating social activities throughout the day.

Provided here is a list of weekly activities brought to us by SAGE.  The activities schedule coincides with the PGCC trimester schedule (spring, summer, fall/winter).

Our Location

Located within a one mile radius of Largo High School and Prince George’s Community College, the Joseph A. Gilmore, Sr., Adult Day Center is conveniently located in the Kettering/Largo area off of Largo Road/Route 202.

The center is a stand-alone building, occupies 10,000 sq. ft. on 1+ acres and sits behind Mount Ephraim Baptist Church.

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday, 6:30AM – 6:30PM

Holidays Observed

  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day (July 4th)
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Day

The center is open on the following federal holidays:

  • Martin Luther King Day
  • President’s Day
  • Good Friday
  • Veteran’s Day

Inclement Weather Policy

Please check our website for the center’s inclement weather closure times as we follow the federal government inclement weather policy and not the Prince George’s County Public Schools.  In general, the center closes its doors whenever there is more than 3” of snow and/or heaving ice on public roads.

Community Partnerships

The Gilmore Center strives to provide value-added services for caregivers. We co-market the County’s Respite Program; we provide advisory services through the Prince George’s Alzheimer’s Association and related services offered by the state and county governments. Click on the following links for more information about our partnerships:

1. Maryland Department of Health
i. Medicaid Waiver program
2. Maryland Department of Aging
i. Resource Center for Senior Citizens
3. Prince George’s County Department of Health
i. Adult Evaluation Review Services (AERS)
4. Prince George’s County Department of Social Services
i. Respite Care program
5. Prince George’s County Department of Family Services
i. Resource Center for Senior Citizens

Maryland & Prince Georges County Government Partners

Community Partnerships & Intergenerational Programs

Several area schools and churches including our host church, the Mount Ephraim Baptist Church (MEBC), are committed to providing special activities and faith-based volunteer opportunities for Gilmore Center members to enjoy free time and to share in their spiritual journey.

Community Service Program for High School Students

  • Wise High School
  • Largo High School
  • Bishop McNamara High School

Faith-based Volunteer Partnerships

  • Mount Ephraim Baptist Church
  • Greater Mount Nebo AME Church
  • Woodstream Church
  • Kettering Baptist Church
  • First Baptist Church of Glendale
  • Pastor Michael Hall (Traveling Ministry)

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