Mission Statement

To be a source of light to families who are living with challenging illnesses or disabilities; serving them with dignity and love by providing them opportunities to meet their goals, gain abilities, obtain encouragement, socialization, supervision and care throughout the day.


We provide the following:


Generations mission statement is based on two important concepts.

First, we abide by an approach developed by Virginia Bell and David Troxel. This approach was developed based upon their experiences with persons with cognitive impairment, family members and adult day center care participants. This approach posits that participants benefit most from having a friend. A friend in this sense, is a supportive person who empathizes with participant’s situation, is familiar with their history, likes/dislikes, remains loving and positive, and is dedicated to helping the person feel safe, secure and valued.

We believe that participants have individual value and we adhere to the following tenets.

Second, we operate under the tenets of Social Role Valorization theory (SRV). SRV was developed in 1983 by Wolf Wolfensberger, PhD. SRV posits that there are groups of people who are believed to have more value than others and those who are considered to be of less value. Those who are considered to be of less value are at a higher risk of being misunderstood, mistreated and less able to access the good things in life. Good things include having a home and family; friendship; being accorded dignity, respect, acceptance; a sense of belonging; an education, and the development and exercise of one's capacities; a voice in the affairs of one's community and society; opportunities to participate; a decent material standard of living; an at least normative place to live; and opportunities for work and self-support.

The major goal of SRV is to create or support socially valued roles for people, because if a person holds valued social roles, that person is highly likely to receive from society those good things in life that are available to that society and that can be conveyed by it, or at least the opportunities for obtaining these. In other words, all sorts of good things that other people are able to convey are almost automatically apt to be accorded to a person who holds societally valued roles.

Here at Generations we aim to help participants by focusing on participant’s abilities, NOT their disabilities. We strive to help participants maintain and gain abilities as well as support them in attaining goals. In so doing, we thereby assist them in gaining socially valued roles.

Program Description

Generations Adult Day Services (Generations) is a non-profit licensed Adult Day Health Care and Day Training Center. We serve individuals who are 21 or older. We serve persons with disabilities, persons who are in need of socialization, persons who require nursing supervision and persons who have Alzheimer’s disease or a dementia related disorder.

The goals of Generations is two-fold.

For the Adult Day Health Care participant, we aim to provide respite and support to the caregiver while offering a day of encouragement, socialization and tender care to the participant. Adult Day Health services is defined as supervision of the participant’s mental and health needs during part of the day but for less than a 24-hour period. Services will coordinate with any needed therapies listed in the person’s Person Centered Service Plan and Plan of Care. These can include but are not limited to: assistance with medication administration, personal care services, self-care training, social activities and recreational opportunities.

For the Day Training participant, we aim to provide opportunities to train in gaining skills or assist them in maintaining skills that are of their own choosing. We focus on activities of daily living, self-advocacy, adaptive and social skills that are age and culturally appropriate. Day Training is defined as active training in a nonresidential setting to prepare a person to transition from school to adult responsibilities. This includes meaningful community involvement, career planning and prevocational activities that are designed to build positive social behavior, interpersonal competence, greater independence and workplace problem-solving skills and strategies. Day Training may also focus on retirement activities such as participation in hobbies, clubs or other senior related activities in the person's community.

Our programming is designed to help the participant achieve their highest potential. By matching the participant with meaningful adult activities, it is our goal to focus on skill development, help them meet their goals and objectives and in so doing enhance their self-esteem and independence.

Balancing individual and group activities guides the overall programming for each participant. We focus on 5 aspects of a person’s daily functioning, including: cognition, socialization, communication, fine and gross motor skills. Each day we will follow a general schedule as outlined below.

The following is an example of a typical day:

Hours of Operation: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm Mon-Fri

Sources of Payments include:


  • "Generations came into my life when I was exhausted and felt there was no hope or help for me or my husband. The staff gave Bill encouragement and the support he needed to feel as though he was still able to help others. His quality of life dramatically improved and I was able to care for him longer at home. He enjoyed the staff and the other "best friends" so much that he would beg to go "to work" on the days the center was closed. I saw Bill enjoying his life again and the laughter that the staff brought out in him. Generations not only helped my husband...they saved my life!"

  • -Shelia Jackson
  • "Generations makes my job as a caregiver much easier"

  • -Jack W. Forsyth
  • "Nice workers; JV loves coming here. I'm thankful this place is here."

  • -Mary Lee Clark


Christy Gardner

Executive Director

Patty Richardson

Office Administrator

Brenda Gough, SRNA

Activity Coordinator

Debbie Newsom, RN

Program Coordinator Assistant


Sheila Black

Board Member

Melody Burgess

Board Member

Jesse Clark


Sheila Collins


Joe Evanko

Vice President

Michelle Hawkins, BSW

Founder and Board Member

Monty Rogers

Board Member

Contact Us

225 West Water Street

Mayfield, KY 42066

270.247.1311 Phone

270.804.7313 Fax