Adult Day Programs

Live your best life

Since 2002, GADOL, Keshet’s Adult Day Program, has operated with one purpose—to ensure that adults with disabilities live meaningful lives. Caring and dedicated staff work hand-in-hand with participants to design opportunities that engage, inspire and create connections. GADOL is ever-evolving and adding new activities in response to the interests of those in the program.

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Providing the tools and opportunities to dream and achieve

Lifelong learning

Learning doesn’t stop once you’ve completed school. Through GADOL, adults are encouraged to continue to grow their interests, skills, friendships and experiences. Through group and individual journeys, participants gain a broader understanding of the world and continually improve their quality of life.

Community connections

GADOL emphasizes both the importance of building a community within the program and having strong connections with the larger community. When not in a pandemic, approximately 75% of GADOL’s social, recreation and work skills activities take place outside of our sites. Participants spend at least 700 hours each year volunteering to help others in need.

Self-directed days

All adults deserve the choice to determine what their day looks like, who they spend it with and where they go. GADOL makes this happen by involving participants in the planning and leading of activities. Participants are empowered to decide what they want to do, explore and try.

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Why GADOL?

GADOL stands for Giving Adults Daily Opportunities for Living. The word “gadol” in Hebrew translates to meaning big or great, which is exactly what Keshet’s adult day program is. We dream big and accomplish great things.

Find your place

GADOL is an approved day program by the Illinois Department of Human Services. We currently have a wait list, but would love to talk to you about our program.

Contact Lisa Lew, Director of Adult Programs, to schedule an appointment.

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The future is job training

Due to the pandemic, adults with disabilities are facing a crisis of unemployment. Keshet is responding by offering a new job training program for GADOL participants. Meaningful and purposeful projects will allow people to pursue their interests while developing transferable skills.

We are seeking projects from community and corporate partners that have on-going work that can be fulfilled by GADOL participants. To get involved, contact Cory Gartenberg, GADOL Manager.

This is what a meaningful day looks like

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