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The Special Needs Adult Day Program at Hope Christian Services Provides Opportunities for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
The Possibility Center Adult Day Program is categorized as a Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) Special Needs Adult Day Program. It is open to people 21 and older registered with the DDD. It is one of the only programs in the state that provides nursing care. All of our programs are individualized so that participants can enjoy the satisfaction of achievement. We strive to meet each resident where they are and try to have them accomplish their own personal goals.
Special Activities and Highlights
Clients are guided and with opportunities to explore their own unique capabilities through activities such as light cooking, in-house errands and tasks, summertime swimming, day trips, and the use of adapted communication devices and appliances. Alternative positioning is available, and assistance is provided for any level of personal care required. Transportation is available, and lunch is provided. Our facility accommodates the unique dietary needs of every individual.
The program operates on a 3:1 staff to client ratio. Staff members are trained in first aid, CPR, and medication distribution. Participants are encouraged to work at their most independent level with assistance and redirection from our team in order to achieve maximum success.
New at the Possibility Center
We have recently have recently added a Pre-Vocational component to our day program. Participants work with staff on skills that will provide them additional skills that will carry over into the community. The Pre-Vocational curriculum is broken down into 4 categories; daily living skills, laundry, cooking/baking and retail. Individuals who are part of the Pre-Vocational training are removed from their original classroom and are taught with a smaller group of individual’s. The participants are taught skills in the classroom and will ultimately use the skills out in the community. Under the prevocational umbrella the Possibility Center also sells their items two times a week at their snack cart. The snack cart has both food and items for purchase. Most of the items being sold are from activities conducted during the day in the workroom. Participants have different roles while running the snack cart. Roles can vary from greeter to cashier. Participants are also responsible for keeping inventory of our products.
The Sensory Room, sponsored by Columbia Bank Foundation
Another great addition to The Possibility Center is our sensory room. Our sensory room is equipped with many interactive apparatuses that can stimulate or relax all participants. All of the 5 senses are able to be called upon. The sensory room is a great resource for participants that may do better with limited stimuli.
Events and Activities
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Special Seasonal Activities or Events
Many activities are tied in with specific seasons, monthly celebrations and holidays. Program participants enjoy creating pieces for art show, participating in the many activities at the fall festival, enjoying the festivities at the winter wonderland, competing at field day, planting and tending to their garden and preparing recipes with the vegetables they grow, cooking and baking treats for all occasions, and decorating for the seasons. In the sunny weather many of the work group conduct classes outside and enjoy some time in the pool.
Many activities at the Possibility Center are enjoyed annually. Specifically the Art Show and Greenhouse. For the annual art show the program identifies a theme for the artwork and each classroom works with their peers on creating unique artwork for the show and for sale. Staff doe a great job of making sure all participants are able to engage in the artwork activity no matter their physical limitations.
Our greenhouse is also another annual activity that is enjoyed by everyone. During the early spring months each classroom begins potting seeds using coffee grinds and soil. After some time the seeds begin to sprout and they are transferred to the outdoor greenhouse where they are then maintained throughout the season. Throughout the summer, participants take turns tending to the garden. They water and harvest the herbs, fruits and vegetables as they grow. Once they are harvested some classrooms are able to enjoy their harvest with a beautiful salad during lunch.