Easterseals Arc serves about 100 people with disabilities at our Adult Day Center, providing meaningful day programs for people age 18 and older with a wide range of needs. Daily activities include hobby groups, games, art, music, health and wellness programs, recreation, and socialization programs.
In comparing the Adult Day Center to other programs or providers, here are some things to consider:
Individuals who attend the Adult Day Center are organized into groups based on age; desire for community outings; and medical needs. This allows us to plan activities, classes, and outings that appeal to the interests and needs of the individuals in each group. However, participation is fluid, and individuals can choose to engage in any group or activity.
Outings for 2020 will focus on forming community connections, such as joining classes at the Community Center, libraries, Wellspring, the YMCA and more. Additional outings include area festivals, seasonal activities, plays and movies, and area attractions such as the zoo and conservatory. Easterseals Arc provides a nutritious hot lunch, as well as an afternoon snack, in the Adult Day Center. If a participant has strict dietary restrictions, he or she may be asked to bring a lunch.
The Adult Day Center is a well-established program with experience serving individuals with significant medical needs.
Individuals living in nursing homes or long-term care facilities may be eligible to use OBRA funding to attend the Adult Day Center.
Individuals who are more interested in preparing for employment and higher education may prefer Transitions, a day program designed for those striving to increase independence or adjust to life after high school.
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, except major holidays.
Participant-to-staff ratios: 10-1, 8-1, 6-1, 4-1, and 1-1 ratios are based on the needs of the participant.
Transportation: Easterseals Arc can provide transportation to and from the facility for a limited number of individuals. However, we can give you information regarding transportation services.
Medical Care: All staff are CPR certified and trained on first aid and dispensing medication. Staff also are trained on each individual’s specific information. Nurses are accessible in emergencies.