Programs/services offered range from art therapy, occupational therapy, recreational therapy to
health services of physicians and nurses, to intergenerational activities, to caregivers'
support groups, to a specialized Alzheimer's program and many more.
Art therapy provides an alternative pathway of expression for those who find verbal expression physically
difficult or emotionally threatening. Art therapy helps participants tap into their abilities and strengths
at a time in their lives when they are often reminded of losses and deficits.
Extended Day Program
The extended day program enables caregivers to bring their loved ones to the Center as early as 7:45 a.m.
and return for them as late as 5:45 p.m. Our extended day program participants utilize additional time to
engage in activities and/or chat with peers and staff, thus eliminating the loneliness and boredom of being
at home alone.
Health/wellness is an enhanced dimension of health care involving good physical self-care using one's
mind constructively, expressing one's emotions effectively, interacting creatively with others and being
concerned about about one's physical and psychological environment. Through the Center's health/wellness
program participants become actively involved in promoting health/wellness and preventing disease and injury.
Hearing Impaired Program
The purpose of the hearing impaired program is to improve communication, increase socialization and prevent
isolation in the hearing challenged participant. The hearing impaired group assists participants experiencing
various degrees of hearing loss.
Men's Workshop Sessions
Men's workshop sessions create a time for "men only" which lends opportunity for bonding and "man talk" that can only be appreciated in a non-coed setting. As a forum for "man to man" interaction, men's workshop enhances communication and socialization skills for men attending the Center.
Movement therapy is the psycho-therapeutic use of movement to promote the emotional and physical integration
of the individual. It provides a personal approach for expressing thoughts and feelings while simultaneously
learning adaptive coping skills. With the guidance of the therapist, participants gain an appreciation of
their own movement patterns and the effect those patterns have on daily functioning.
Occupational therapy is the therapeutic process which promotes participants' mental, physical and social
performance. Major areas addressed at the Center to enhance activities and instruments of daily living are:
image awareness, home management and sensory groups. Through occupational therapy, skills such as eating,
dressing, bathing meal preparation and shopping are enhanced for participants.
Recreation therapy is a therapeutic process which addresses illnesses or disabilities by refreshing one's
mind or body through some activity that amuses or stimulates. Recreation therapy provides participants
activities that enhances independence, socialization, fine/gross motor skills, decision making skills
The Center's social services component provides assistance and quality supportive services to participants
and their caregivers. Social services delivered to participants which included case management, intake
assessments, evaluations, individual and family counseling, treatment plans and telephone reassurance,
commodity foods distribution, caregiver's support group meetings and adult education.