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Noble A. McArtor Senior Day Care Center
Noble A. McArtor Senior Center
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FIRST OF ITS KIND – The Noble A. McArtor Senior Day Care Center celebrates diversity. We serve all seniors over 60 who need some assistance with their day-to-day activities regardless of their gender, race, religion, income level, culture, or sexual orientation.

Broward County has become home to America’s largest gay and lesbian community. Within this community are a growing number of seniors who are in need of assistance with some daily activities that many take for granted. These seniors may spend much of their time alone, without family or caregivers to accompany or care for them. Others may have caregivers who need to work in the daytime, or who just need time to take care of their personal business. In the LGBT community, many seniors in need of daytime or respite care have no option but to attend day care programs that are not open to and understanding of the special relationships and needs of gay and lesbian seniors. The Noble A. McArtor Center was founded by an extraordinary team of individuals whose vision created a safe, open and home-like atmosphere for all seniors and their caregivers to enjoy, regardless, and supportive of any sexual orientation or identification, race, age, gender, religion or economic level.

In this unique environment, client and caregiver needs can be openly and frankly discussed and shared. The Center is committed to creating opportunities for social interaction, sharing, mutual support, education and a fun, warm atmosphere, where all clients are respected by caring staff who work with our clients to develop and maintain their independence and their sense of self-worth and dignity. Our program also focuses on the needs, concerns, and well being of the Caregiver; to provide support, learning and relief to these people who devote themselves to the care of their loved ones.

The Center is housed on the campus of the Sunshine Cathedral, just South of Davie Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, and is focused on the needs of the elderly and frail seniors in our community. An incredible team of dedicated and experienced professional staff operates the Center, maintaining a ratio of at least one staff to every six clients. The center will serve up to 32 clients per day, and is well equipped and staffed to accommodate diverse client needs. The Staff includes a Registered Nurse (RN), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Certified Nurses Assistants (CNAs), Social Worker, Activities Coordinator, Senior Aides, and other Volunteers.

After nearly 2 years of construction, preparation and furnishing, the Noble A. McArtor Adult Day Care finally opened our doors for service on February 19, 2004. The Center continues to enjoy an ever growing and diverse clientele and is eagerly seeking new seniors to join our program.

With Federal, State and local funding through the Federal Older Americans Act, the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, the Area Agency on Aging, the City of Fort Lauderdale, local matching funds, corporate contributions, community grants, and generous individual donations. Fee for Service is available for those who do not qualify. We are able to provide day care to any senior wishing to attend our program. No eligible senior will be turned away, regardless of ability to contribute to the cost of our services.

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RN Assessment/Supervision
Medical Staff
Medication Reminders
Weekly Vitals
Medical Charting
Caregiver Support Group
Health/Well Being Presentations
Weekly entertainment
Daily board games
Painting classes
Arts & crafts
Creative writing
Current events discussions
Movie afternoon
Music therapy
Transportation provided by Para-Transit
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60 or over
Potential client must require hands-on assist with 2 ADL’s
         (bathing, dressing, eating, transferring, mobility/walking)
Client must be continent
Clients need to bear their own weight

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Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Noble A. McArtor Senior Group: Tuesdays, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM


1480 SW 9th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
Phone: 954.764.5055
Fax: 954.764.5155
Contact Person: Michael Norfleet, Program Director
For more information, or to schedule a tour of the Center, please call 954.764.5055
or email
For Noble A. McArtor Staff & Advisory Council, click here.

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Visit The Purple Jacket blog by Chris MacLellan, the Bow-Tie-Guy.  
This blog represents provides a calm approach to LGBT care-giving and life in general.

The Purple Jacket

The Bow Tie Guy

Check out the Tips on Living a Happy, Healthy, and Fulfilling Life
by the Clients of the Noble A. McArtor Senior Day Center.

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