Oct 10, 2018
The Adult Day Program run by Southern Frontenac Community Services in Sydenham addresses an important need in the community - to prevent premature or inappropriate institutionalization of vulnerable community members; and they do it while having a great time. SFCSC is excited to announce a trial of extended program hours to meet the growing needs of the community.
The Program runs 9:00am – 3:30pm Monday through Friday. Extended service hours are being offered on a trial basis until December 31st 2018 as follows; 9am – 2pm for the first Saturday of every month and staggered evenings from 3pm until 8pm on the first Monday, second Tuesday, third Wednesday, and fourth Thursday of every month. Dependant upon the success of this trial, SFCSC may continue with the extended hours for the Adult Day Program on a permanent basis.
The program provides supervised programming in a group setting for dependent adults, such as the frail elderly, individuals with Alzheimer’s, or individuals with disabilities. Services include leisure activities, physical activity, meals and personal care including foot care.
“The Program is so much more than a safe place for people who require supervision,” says Browen Weeks, Manager of the Adult Day Program, “Our team works hard to create an atmosphere of inclusion and support that plays off of our clients’ strengths and abilities. Programming is designed to enhance or maintain levels of functionality while encouraging socialization and stimulation, and of course…we have fun.”
Transportation to and from the Adult Day Program can also be arranged at an additional cost if required, subsidies are available to those who qualify. The Program usually runs at capacity of 12 clients per day.
“The respite that caregivers get knowing their loved one is going to be safe can not be overstated”, says Kim McCaugherty, Director of Senior Services at SFCSC. “Caregiver burn-out is a real possibility when caring for a dependant person at any stage in life. Our service not only benefits the clients, but entire families as well. It is great to be offering this service for extended hours to better meet the needs of this community.”
For more information on the Adult Day Program offered at SFCSC, call Browen Weeks at 613-376-6477 ext. 304.