East Side Neighborhood Services 
Adult Day at Friendship Center

Through the State Arts Board in partnership with Kairos Dance, we are able to present this video about the Friendship Center.

December Activity Calendar
Engaging the mind, body, and spirit of adults 55 and beyond.

Since 1976,
East Side Neighborhood Services’ Adult Day at Friendship Center has served people with changes in cognitive and or physical functional capacity due to onset of disease, illness, disability, or just normal aging. Our services help older adults remain independent, relieve loneliness, and improve health and quality of life. In addition, Adult Day provides participants’ caregivers much needed respite and peace of mind.

Adult Day at Friendship Center creates a supportive community designed to encourage socialization while stimulating and challenging the participant, making each day meaningful. Friendship Center is committed to providing a safe, compassionate, and welcoming space, ensuring older adults are treated with dignity and respect. Participants, staff and volunteers form a family of people helping people.

Adult Day at Friendship Center is person-centered, asking each participant for their ideas and offering programs that help them meet their personal goals. Participants remain lifelong learners, rekindle passions, and engage in programs with others as they experience their own aging process with dignity, confidence and enlightenment. Professional staff and volunteers build on “present strengths” to positively influence each person’s aging experience. Intergenerational programming challenges age stereotypes and ageism. In past surveys of participants, 88% stated they had better health and 100% expressed happiness for getting out to socialize and make new friends.

Adult Day at Friendship Center is financially-responsible, costing less than nursing homes, assisted living, and in-home care. Self-pay and county funding are available depending on eligibility. Adult Day at Friendship Center is a program of East Side Neighborhood Services, Inc., and is licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

Mind & Spirit Programs
  • Health & Nutrition Education
  • Creative Arts & Music
  • Outings & Gardening
  • Entertainment & Guests
  • Sharing Our Stories
  • Building New Friendships
  • Laughter & Camaraderie

Body & Mind Programs

  • Daily Exercise
  • Creative Movement
  • Therapeutic Swimming
  • Tai Ji Quan, Moving for Better Balance
  • Dance
  • A Matter of Balance

"The staff and volunteers at Friendship Center are like an intuitive dance — 

whenever someone needs something, the staff has already anticipated the need and are in the process of taking care of it. They are the key to successful outcomes and obviously enjoy the clientele they work with. They are superstars!"

— Alzheimer's Poetry Project teaching artist Holly Nelson


Contact us for more information!

1717 Second St. NE,

Minneapolis, MN 55413

(612) 781-2052


Helping individuals, strengthening families, building community
This information is available in alternative formats for people with disabilities
by calling 612-781-6011 (voice) or by using your preferred relay service.

East Side Neighborhood Services, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Service Provider
1700 Second Street NE • Minneapolis, MN 55413 • 612-781-6011

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