JADP Day Trip Program

  • For adults with cognitive or physical limitations
  • Offer the opportunity to build new friendships
  • Promote independence
  • Encourage socialization
  • Improve quality of life
  • Provide a break for caregivers


A key program at the Johnson Adult Center is Day Tripping – a series of “field trips” where participants hike, visit cultural institutions, golf, eat at restaurants and much more. The outings are heavily staffed and appropriate to the cognitive and physical abilities of the participants. Each year, about 200-day tripping experiences are enjoyed and include activities that people without memory loss enjoy. By providing these opportunities to the population we serve, we are able to enrich their lives, increase their self-esteem and offer activities in which they otherwise may not participate.

The day tripping program was started in 1995 by the mother-in-law of a JADP participant who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, but she was still physically active and enjoyed getting “out and about”. The program was developed to allow adults who, though they may have memory loss, are still physically able to be active and partake in excursions into the community. Through the Day Trip Program, many JADP participants are able to get “out and about” and experience things they enjoyed before their loss of memory.

Day trips run three days a week and offer three different levels of intensity:

  • Easy Day Trips
    For those who enjoy scenic drives and dining out. Our staff provides assistance, as needed, to participants with minimal physical impairments
  • Moderate Day Trips
    For participants who are able to stay in a group and enjoy community outings. The moderate level is designed for those who can climb one flight of stairs and walk a few blocks at a reasonable pace without resting.
  • Active Day Trips
    For participants who have higher cognitive ability and attention span, and are able to get in and out of a vehicle with only minimal assistance. The active day trips are suitable for those who can climb two flights of stairs and walk up to 30 minutes at a reasonable pace without resting.


Day Trips depart at 10:30 a.m. and return at 3:00 p.m. (times may vary, depending on the type of activity). Our fee is $78* per day, which includes transportation and lunch at a restaurant.

*subject to change