Alzheimer’s Disease Association of Kern County (ADAKC) is a licensed adult care center where you can confidently take your loved one Monday through Friday, 7am to 5pm.
Specialized, trained, and educated caregivers offer brain stimulation, a variety of activities, and nutritious meals prepared daily. Established in 1982, ADAKC has been serving Kern County clients and their families on the Alzheimer’s journey for 40 years.
Our mission at ADAKC is to improve the lives of Kern County residents affected by Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.
Ultimately, it is our vision to improve the lives of those on the Alzheimer's journey with the help and support they need as well as their families and caretakers.
Every decision and plan put into place are done so with 3 core values in mind.
- Empathy: Caring for our clients with compassion, dignity and respect.
- Integrity: Providing a safe and trusted environment.
- Collaboration: Working together with love, patience and understanding to provide genuine, person-centered care.
Our vision at ADAKC is for all in Kern County on the Alzheimer's journey have the help and support they need.
We work to give you peace of mind and confidence that your loved one will be provided for by one of Kern County’s finest programs.
Board of Directors
- Donna Sharp
- Katie Allen
- Lindsay Reyes
- Jonny Perez
- Mark Woodward
Board Member (Past President)
- Danielle Alcala
- Peg Board
- Elena LaRoque
- Maria Lazzerini
- Felicia Mears
- David Reed
- William C. "Bill" Wright
- Nick Ambrosini
Advisory Board Member
- Bob Meadows
Advisory Board Member
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About Rose Lazzerini Campus
Our new facility accommodates up to 100 clients and includes an Art Therapy Room, Imaginarium, Game Room, Quiet Room, and Café. All areas are equipped to serve various size client groups, including those individuals who just need a little quiet time.
Through the generosity of our community, we’ve seen our dream become a reality. We reached our goal of raising $3.5 million, which allowed us to continue to offer day services at an affordable rate for families who attend the Day Services Program.
About Rose Lazzerini
Rose was born July 3, 1927 in Councilbluffs, Iowa. She graduated from UCLA, became a teacher, married her high school sweetheart and was blessed with four wonderful children. Whenever she walked into a room the whole place would light up. The red hair on her head was a perfect indication of what kind of woman she was.
She was loving, passionate and feisty. Her love was evident through her caring actions. In 2008, she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. We had the chance of getting to know Rose at our first campus on Olive Dr. and even though she is no longer with us her beautiful legacy remains.