||The purpose of this project was to develop an innovative adult day center model. The proposed center will combine the features of an adult day center, health and wellness education and a senior center. Choices of activities will be given to each individual client. When an individual is treated like an adult, given choices in their lives, they tend to respond more positively. Erik Erikson's psychosocial model shows that the developmental stages of personality are affected by the social environment. Individuals do make choices regarding the responses to common lives changes. Erikson focused on the eight stages of development of the ego throughout life, with the final stage occurring in mature adulthood. In his book, The Life Cycle Completed. Erikson and his wife, Joan discuss the stage of Gerotranscendence, involvement vs. withdrawal, in which individuals derive importance and meaning in their lives from a sense of accomplishment. Life satisfaction, or the feeling that life is worth living, may be achieved through tasks in ones life, accepting one's mortality, sharing experiences with the younger generation and leaving a legacy to future generations. Guided by Erickson's principles, the proposed adult day center will offer opportunities and activities to the clients that help them fulfill their need to be involved, to continue learning, and to foster self-concept and self-esteem. The center will encourage clients to socialize, develop enduring friendships and provide supportive interaction among the staff, clients, families, and the community.