About Us

Adult Day Health & Alzheimer’s Day Health Centers

About Us Overview

The Community Family (TCF) was founded in 1978 by a group of local group of families and professionals who were concerned about lack of community-based alternatives to nursing home care. The Everett Center was one of Massachusetts’ first adult day health centers. It quickly demonstrated the effectiveness and affordability of adult day health care – a novel approach to providing care at the time. Several years later, guided by the belief that adult day health services could successfully care for those with dementia, The Community Family opened one of the nation’s first Alzheimer’s adult day health programs in Medford in 1981. This center remains one of the few memory loss centers operating in Massachusetts. In 2019, TCF assumed operation of the Dutton Adult Day Health Center located in Wakefield. Before this the Dutton Center operated by Hallmark Health System for more than two decades.

High quality adult day health care for elders

TCF provides high quality adult day health care to elders, disabled adults and those with memory loss. Our six-hour day programs provide nursing care, nutrition, therapeutic activities, social services and transportation. Since our founding, our approach has kept thousands of adults exactly where they want to be – – in the comfort of their homes and communities.

TCF draws its participants from the cities in which our three centers are located and from surrounding communities. All participants benefit from the health services provided by our skilled nursing staff and the lively programming that makes each day special. Our centers are beautifully designed with warm home-like atmospheres and lovely outdoor spaces.

As a mission driven non-profit organization, TCF is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of leaders in the health and business sectors as well as consumers of our services.  With the Board’s leadership, TCF has evolved into a stable organization that is recognized as a leader in adult day health.

TCF’s comprehensive services delivered in a home-like environment is a distinguishing characteristic that gives us a unique role in the continuum of long-term care services. Through more than four decades of service, TCF has maintained its “family feel” and tradition of individualized and compassionate care . . . above and beyond for participants and their families. We look forward to continuing to serve these same people and communities for many more years to come.

Call any of our four adult day health centers to schedule a tour.