Day Center Activities
The Day Program utilizes a person-centered care approach to provide an environment that focuses on people’s strengths rather than their memory limitations, addressing the needs of the total person: physical, mental, and emotional. Recreational Therapy activities are designed to restore motor, social and cognitive functioning, build confidence, develop coping skills, and integrate skills learned in treatment settings into community settings. Take a look at the calendar, see the programs in action, and learn more about the different types of programming we offer.
Programs in Action!
Types of Programming
IMCC provides a wide range of these activities at the Adult Day Health Center. Activities are described below in four categories: cognitive, physical, psychosocial, and sensorimotor. Many activities provide benefits in multiple, if not all areas.
Cognitive programs that utilize working memory from the past and help maintain skills. Cognitive programs include Brain Fitness which utilizes specific cognitive activities which are designed to stimulate dendrite and neural growth and increase overall brain function. Large groups and small group activities rely on reminiscing, retrieving information from long-term memory. Cognitive programs are weaved into active games which allow all participants to participate and be successful. Our programs include: Learning Circles, Brain Fitness Group, Cognitive Programs, Brain Fitness System by Dakim, and Montessori Activities.
Physical programs aim to maintain and improve strength, flexibility, balance, movement and endurance. These programs are designed to maintain or increase function while potentially decreasing depression. Programs such as dancing have been shown to increase socialization as well. Our programs include: Daily Exercise, Dance, Walking Club, Active Games, and Physical Therapy.
Psychosocial programs are designed to increase positive relationships with others, provide opportunities to express emotions, increase decision making motivation and social interactions, and decrease depression. These activities help those who are passive become engaged, and provide positive experiences. Our programs include: Art Therapy, Creative Arts, Participant Support Group, Discussion Groups, Pet Therapy, Entertainers, and Field Trips.
Sensorimotor programs aim to evoke an active response from participants, such as engaging passive or apathetic individuals or calming those who are agitated. Sensory cues are offered for those with limited cognitive or verbal abilities. Our programs include: Music Programs, Music Therapy, Music & Memory, Multi-Sensory Environment, Massage and Touch Therapy, and Life Skills Programming.
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