Stay Active in the Community with Adult Day Programs
Maintaining strong social connections is important for a healthy, active, and long life. This is particularly important for older adults who may become socially isolated, individuals with Alzheimer’s, or individuals with disabilities. Adult Day Programs are one way to nourish social bonds with friends and neighbours in our community.
Adult Day Programs provide part-day supervised programing in a safe and stimulating group setting that promotes skill development, enriching activities, and personal care. Each program is unique depending on the location and agency providing the service, but generally programing may include:
- Activities that promote self-esteem
- Exercise classes
- Communal outings
- Variety of nutritious meals and snacks
- Games and Crafts
- Wellness activities such as blood pressure monitoring
- Assistance with medication administration
Programs are available for a low cost and offer subsidized rates for eligible participants.
Support for Caregivers
Not only are people who attend able to benefit from the Adult Day Program, but caregivers also receive the added benefit of some respite time. This allows caregivers to have a break, run errands, and invest much-needed time caring for themselves.
Adult Day Programs in Chatham-Kent
There are a variety of options for accessing Adult Day Programs across Chatham-Kent. To find out if you or your loved one is eligible for one of these programs, contact one of the Erie St. Clair LHIN-funded local health service provider agencies listed below:
- Alzheimer Society of Chatham-Kent – Adult Day Programs – Chatham & Wallaceburg
- New Beginnings ABI and Stroke Recovery Association
- St. Andrew’s Residence – Senior’s Day Out Program
For a complete list of programs across the region, visit the Adult Day Programs page on www.eriestclairhealthline.ca.