Our Heritage


Circle Center Adult Day Services has been providing high-quality, cost-effective care for 39 years for frail or functionally impaired older adults, along with peace of mind, respite, education and support for their caregivers.

Years of planning and studying by Stuart Circle Parish churches, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, First English Lutheran Church, Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, St. James Episcopal Church, and St. John’s United Church of Christ, culminated in the creation of Stuart Center Center.

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We opened in May 1976 with a grant from Title III of the federal Older Americans Act. The grant supported the Center for the first three years of operation. Adult daycare was in its infancy in 1976; Stuart Circle Center was among the first 100 centers in the nation. Sheila old

We had five participants and two employees, the executive director and the program director, and met in the adult lounge of the First English Lutheran Church.

On July 23, 1976, the Richmond Times Dispatch stated that Circle Center:

...hopes to provide medically oriented day care as well as the usual recreational facilities, so that the elderly can continue to live independently or with their families instead of having to be sent to nursing homes.