Adult Day Health Program

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.

 

Current Calendars

 
Programs in Action!

 

Types of Programming

IMCC provides a wide range of activities at the Adult Day Health Center. Activities are described below in six categories: cognitive, expressive, physical, social, sensory, and spiritual. These are also designated on the monthly activity calendars. Many activities provide benefits in multiple, if not all areas.

Cognitive Programs
Cognitive programs 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, Brain Fitness System by Dakim, and Montessori Activities.

Expressive Programs
Creative programs promote imagination through self-expression. Opportunities are provided to express emotions, thoughts, and feelings that the participant may otherwise be unable to express. These activities promote engagement and self-worth, while group programs allow for socialization and opportunity for success. Our programs include: Art Therapy, Creative Arts, Creative Writing, Writing Groups, and Support Groups.

Movement & Physical Programs
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.

Social Engagement
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: Discussion Groups, Pet Therapy, Memory Teas, Entertainers, and Field Trips.

Sensory Programs
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 Therapy, Music & Memory, Multi-Sensory Environment, and Massage and Touch Therapy.

Spiritual & Reflective Programs
Spiritual and Reflective Programs enhance well-being and connectedness with self. These programs aim to promote a sense of purpose and belonging, as well as to maintain involvement in the larger community. Our programs include: Meditation, Intergenerational Activities, Volunteerism, and Life Skills Programming.

 

Check out the research behind our programming:

Adult Day Health Program

"The staff members - everyone - are intelligent, impressive, kind, and incredibly willing to do everything possible to support and assist each participant. The patience and ingenuity in dealing with and helping my husband were incredible and ingenious. This program - Day Care - has to be one of the most effective and best anywhere."