The Friends of Adult Day Health Care Centers supports the services provided by the Poway Adult Day Health Care Center as well as other centers in San DiegoCounty.  It is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that supports the programs of licensed adult day health care centers through community outreach and education.  It also supplements the basic state required services through additional transportation, scholarships, and enhanced programming.  Since 2003 when it was first incorporated, the “Friends” has received grants from the County of San Diego, from private foundations, and from the San Diego Association of Governments.  These grants have made it possible to implement forums, counseling for caregivers, and innovative programs for the PowayCenter’s participants.  The most recent senior mini grant, TransMed, provides nonemergency medical transportation for low income seniors.  Since the “Friends” is a nonprofit organization, donations are tax deductible.


To provide education, financial assistance, emotional support, social activities and general health related services to older adults and persons with disabilities, included but not limited to individuals with functional impairments, either physical or mental, to improve their well-being.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is represented by individuals who bring personal experience as caregivers, medical background, business expertise, and related senior care organizations.

President: Sunita Upchurch, ElderHelp, Poway Home Share Program
Chief Financial Officer: Keith Roby, Roby Insurance Agency
Secretary: Ann Burgess, MSN, Former Director of Nursing, GrossmontCollege
Member: Craig Mohns:  Vice President, Benchmark Landscape,  Poway