We See More
Serving the Region for Nearly 40 Years
Founded in 1985, AEC is a nonprofit organization that champions equity for adults of all abilities.
We see more. We are firm in our belief that “Actually, I Can” – not because it’s noble, but because our programs are proof positive that meaningful engagement is in direct correlation with a purpose-filled life. Together with our staff, board, volunteers and partners, we are committed to providing:
- Dignified & Individualized Care
- Innovative & Revitalizing Programming
- Secure & Supportive Communities
Our Core Belief
In 1985, following years of research and development, members of Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, under the leadership of Dr. David Cowan, committed to caring after local “frail adults” by establishing an adult day care center, a relatively unheard of concept at the time. A board was formed, funds were secured, and in mid-1986 the Park Avenue Adult Day Care Center opened for membership to just five senior citizens.
Recognizing the high degree of both community need and family impact, in 1991 the organization extended both its mission and its footprint by adding a second campus in York and, in 2001, added a third in Fort Mill. A rebranding initiative was completed that same year and the organization – by that time operating as York County Adult Day Care Services – began doing business as Adult Enrichment Centers.
Now, nearly 40 years since our founding, AEC is a network of four distinct programs – Thrive, Renew, High5 and Works – that annually serve a multigenerational community of more than 250 neurodiverse adults and individuals with disabilities. We are nationally recognized for our best practices as well as our innovation, and several of our methods of engagement are regionally unique.
Get Involved With AEC
There are numerous ways to support AEC and make a profound difference in the lives of the people and families we serve through our four dynamic adult day programs in York County, SC. Join us!