Adult Day Care Center opens in Brooklyn
by jason Cohen
Mar 12, 2014 | 1639 views | 4 4 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Forest Hills resident Ed Abel has been a nurse for 30 years. For the past two decades, he operated a business that assisted people transitioning from the hospital to home that needed help with using intravenous needles.

However, he soon realized many seniors are moving back in with their families, which can be an emotional and financial burden. From dementia to Alzheimer’s or just being too much to take care of, Abel knew there was a perfect way to assist families who had elderly relatives living with them.

The Adult Daycare Center on East 5th Street in Brooklyn opened in in January. While most adult daycare centers have one huge room with a banquet style hall, Abel said he wanted to offer something more.

“I wanted it to be where the clients could come and have privacy,” he said.

The facility has a welcoming ambiance and rooms with comfy chairs and couches. One room even has a pool table.

In addition to offering more privacy, the facility also allows seniors who suffer from dementia and can’t sleep the option of coming at night. Instead of putting their mom or dad in a nursing home or assisted living, this is a much friendlier option.

“I wanted to be in the game next year because the market is changing,” he said. “Medicare and Medicaid are pushing clients to come to locations like this.”

To learn more about Social Adult Day Care Centers of NY, visit or call 718-499-1488.

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Sue Caputo
March 14, 2014
I was thrilled to see a Center who truly understands the needs of the Seniors as well as becoming a real partner to the families to care for their loved ones.

The overnight hours will allow Caregivers to get the rest they need while giving a client the stimulation they need.

Awesome job Ed Abel
March 14, 2014
Great to see this option is available for so many of our seniors and their families who are in need of help and support.
Ed Abel RN
March 14, 2014
The Day Care Centers Name is:

Social Adult Day Care Centers of New York, Kensington Center

Located at 251 East 5th Street

Our number is 718.499.1488, call us for a tour
Cindy W
March 14, 2014
Super Idea... What a way to support our elders!