LIVE OAK ADULT DAY SERVICES is a nonprofit, community-based agency which provides a specialized program of adult day care for frail elderly dependent adults who are residents of Santa Clara County. We have four locations in Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Gatos & Willow Glen.
Our dedicated staff is here to provide compassionate care. Our goal is long term support in keeping our clients independent and active. We accept adults that are unable to live independently, who need support in their daily activities, or those who would benefit from the social experience and stimulation of an adult day care program like ours. We offer emotional, functional, social/spiritual, physical and mental support.
Live Oak Adult Day Care offers caregivers support and relief so that the caregiver can go to work, finish errands and other daily tasks while knowing that their loved one is well tended in a caring environment. Taking short term breaks can relieve stress, restore energy, and promote balance in a caregiver's life. In addition, Live Oak Adult Day Care offers support groups, classes and other resources to help caregivers in their daily lives.
We ensure that our clients have an opportunity to enjoy a variety of stimulating activities such as:
- Adaptive physical exercise
- Music programs
- Arts & crafts projects
- Discussions on current events, and times of reminiscing
- Visits from many community volunteers of all ages.
Please join us at our upcoming fundraiser on October 5, 2019
Please RSVP to Martha at 408-971-9363 by Sept 30
In Recognition of Colleen Hudgen
Colleen Hudgen joined LlVE OAK ADULT DAY SERVICES as the Executive Director in May 2000. Colleen managed four specialized adult day care centers that provide stimulating adult-oriented recreation and socialization on behalf of frail, at-risk seniors. As a community leader, Colleen was also very involved as an advocate for seniors. She also spoke at many community forums on emerging issues facing seniors and their family caregivers. In fact, Colleen was a sought after speaker and guest at public/private venues to share her wealth of knowledge on senior issues. Colleen utilized her love of speaking engagements and social media to get the word out to the community about services provided and informing those in need that “Live Oak is here to help you care for a loved one”.
In 2007, Colleen was featured on Channel 7/ABC PROFILES IN EXCELLENCE as a “social prophet” and outstanding professional in Silicon Valley because of her passion for service. The television show was aired locally and on their national affiliate channels.
Councilwoman Esparza, Colleen Hudgen, Mayor Sam Liccardo
In 2009, 2012 & 2013 Colleen was selected as the Chair of the Santa Clara County Senior Commission, appointed by the Board of Supervisors, to advise them on emerging issues facing seniors. Colleen had been a member of the Commission since 2005. Colleen was also active in The Santa Clara County Senior Round Table, Silicon Valley Council of Non-Profits, Cupertino Rotary, and the Ethnic Roundtable of Silicon Valley.
Commemorating her retirement and in celebration of her service to the community, Colleen was awarded Certificates of Commendation from the Honorable Sam Liccardo, Mayor of the City of San Jose and the Honorable Mike Wasserman, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. The Live Oak Board and staff held a garden party at the Willow Glen site, dedicating the lovely Zen Garden in her honor.
Colleen thanking guests at the garden party
El Camino Hospital and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation have come together to create Meet & Move a “walk and talk” program designed specifically for those caring for a friend or loved one in the Peninsula/South Bay of the SF Bay Area and Santa Cruz.
Meet and Move was formed in order to help you take better care of yourself, so that you can better care for those you are supporting. The idea is to give you an opportunity to enjoy a little downtime, improve your fitness level, and create opportunities to connect with others who understand your situation. Through weekly walks, a monthly speaker series and events, you are among other caregivers who understand what you are going through.
Our Live Oak Directors are certified in music therapy for people with dementia and have the tools to provide seniors with music therapy while they are in our care.
“…this program has been the best activity or way for my mother to spend her day. It’s provided stimulation that has resulted in her good health of mind.”
“Socializing keeps her more grounded in reality. Also, she seems to eat & drink at day care. At home she sometimes doesn’t remember. Day care helps her to have a routine that she looks forward to.”
“… caring for him is much easier because he is happier when he goes to Live Oak.”
"The day care has freed my husband (her son) from having to check on her throughout the day. He would often have to arrange his day to be home for lunch, etc. It frees me up during summer & school vacations to spend time with our daughters."
“The staff is wonderful. They are always caring and patient. The activities keep [my mother-in-law] busy during the day and give her something to look forward to.”
“The day care program has “given me a life – time to socialize & get work around house done.”
"Attending Live Oak helped my dad to enjoy the last few years of his life to the fullest extent possible. I owe Charlie and her amazing staff an eternity of thanks."
"I am so pleased with this program. It provided a lot of stimulation & socialization for my husband. Gratitude for all you do with such caring."