The Agape Adult Day Care Center, at 6349 Lincolnia Road, is nearing completion and is expected to open this fall.
The center will provide supervision and activities to seniors who can’t be left at home on their own but don’t need to be placed in an assisted-living residence, says Daniel Choi, director of Agape Health Management Inc., which operates a similar facility in Alexandria.
Most of the clients are around 80 years old – although it’s open to people 50 and up – and have mental or physical impairments. Nearly all of them are Korean and live with family in Fairfax County, Alexandria, or Arlington.
The new center will offer exercise, bingo, card games, karaoke, sing-a-longs, calligraphy, computers, and other games and craft projects, as well as breakfast, lunch, and snacks. A nurse will be on duty, and transportation will be provided.
According to Choi, the center will be able to handle about 180 clients a day, pending approval of an adult care license from the state.
The Agape site on Lincolnia Road was previously occupied by the Leary private school in a house built in 1915. The Board of Supervisors approved a zoning special exception in July 2013 allowing the Agape project to go forward.
There’s also a small single-family house on the property, which Choi would like to use as an office and a group home for seniors with 24-hour care.