Helping Seniors and Caregivers since 1977

What we do at The Tender

The Tender, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Adult Day Center and Caregiver Support Program in Mount Laurel, NJ, created with the sole purpose of providing for the specialized needs of seniors and their caregivers. Our name refers to the small boat (a tender) that ferries passengers from the shore to the waiting ship, a gentle metaphor for the journey of aging.

The Daytime Program at the Center welcomes clients in a social engagement model of care. Family caregivers receive much needed respite while participants develop new friendships, social connections, and a strong sense of belonging. The Daytime Program fosters small group connections with engaging meaningful activities—a hallmark of The Tender program. Clients attend our half-day program, which includes snacks and a healthy, delicious lunch.

Our program at The Tender aims to promote total well-being of clients, and includes care and physical activity, opportunities to help, and enrichment activities. We believe in enabling people with Alzheimer’s disease/dementia and frail seniors to age in place with dignity by providing them with services that foster independence. 

At The Tender, each day is focused on socialization, creative expression, and cognitive engagement.  A weekly support group meeting is held that provides community, education, and support to caregivers.  We believe in partnership with the client and family, to provide services that fit your needs and rediscover what makes you happy.

“My wife has been able to have interaction with others. She looks forward to coming to The Tender every day. I have peace of mind knowing that she is in good hands. Thank you for helping me out with her care while I work.”

Our Wish List

So often people reach out to us to ask if there is anything we need. We are sharing our Amazon Wish List for those who would like to make a purchase and have items sent directly to the center. Thank you all so much for all your generosity during this time and throughout the year. We are so grateful!

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