COVID-19 Update

Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee is committed to ensuring the safest practices and is making continual adjustments to our operations. It is our mission to provide nutrition and caring, supportive services, with increased precautions to safeguard our clients, volunteers, and staff.

We do not know at this point how long this change of regular operations will be in effect, but we will continue to update our Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee COVID-19 Information Page as well as our Meals on Wheels PLUS Facebook page.

Daybreak Adult Day Center

At Daybreak Adult Day Center, we provide a safe, secure environment with social, recreational, and therapeutic activities designed to meet the needs of older adults who live at home with a loved one but cannot be left alone while their caregiver works or attends to other responsibilities.

Daybreak is the only licensed adult day center in Manatee County providing ongoing, year-round programs Monday – Friday, 7:30 am to 5:00 pm with most clients attending between 8:30 am and 3:00 pm.

Purpose and Independence –
Making Each Day Special

Daybreak provides a significant health and social benefit to members including:

  • Recognizing special occasions and fostering peer interaction, teamwork, and friendship
  • Improving and maximizing each individual to their highest level of functioning
  • Promoting each person’s level of independence and sense of purpose

“We are always the same age inside."

– Gertrude Stein

Health & Wellness –
Personalized, Friendly Care

Daybreak Adult Day Center clients are engaged daily to ensure their experience is fun and safe.

  • Licensed, safe, and secure day center
  • 1:6 caregiver/client ratio
  • On-site registered nurse for medical supervision
  • A safe, secure environment with qualified and trained staff who provide compassionate care and promote each client's level of independence and sense of purpose
  • Promotion of physical and mental well-being
  • Nutritious, hot lunch and healthy snacks
  • Supervised activities and social interaction
  • Exercise and physical programs
  • Support and education for caregivers
  • Transportation services may be available
Daybreak Adult Day Center Activities Calendar
You can see an example of the Activities Calendar for Daybreak Adult Day Center. Click here for a downloadable PDF.
Chair Arobics at Daybreak Adult Day Center

Hours of Service: Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 5 pm

10920 East State Road 70
Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34202
PHONE: (941) 748-3001
FAX: (941) 756-0157

Daybreak Scholarships

Funds in support of scholarships for those families seeking care for
their loved ones who do not have the financial resources to cover the
hourly fee.

$1,000 – 90 hours of care

$2,500 – 40 days of care

$5,000 – 6 months of care

In the midst of this unprecedented circumstance, we are working to fulfill the rising needs and costs of our programs to ensure essential nutrition is available to our home-bound seniors, children, and families who do not have access to meals.

We are beyond grateful for the overwhelming response from those interested in volunteering at Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee! The numbers of those wanting to volunteer exceeds what we can currently accommodate due to the guidelines issued by the CDC. The needs in our community are great and will continue to grow. We encourage everyone interested in lending a hand to mobilize a non-perishable food collection or purchase items online to be delivered directly to us.

Specifically needed items: canned vegetables, baby cereal & formula, canned fruits, mac ‘n’ cheese, peanut butter, jelly, boxed rice, boxed pasta, canned soups, canned meat, 100% fruit juices, breakfast bars, oatmeal, powdered milk, apple sauce, dried beans, trail mix, and healthy cereals. Please avoid glass containers.

Click here for a printable flyer.


Critically Needed Food Checklist

All donations can be delivered or shipped directly to:

Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee, 811 23rd Avenue East, Bradenton, FL 34208.


The Florida Registration number for Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee is #CH1420. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free (800-435-7352) or at within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.