Adult Day Program

Adult Day Program Program Schedule – May 2024

Our Adult Day Program benefits frail/elderly adults with disabilities and/or cognitive impairment (Alzheimer’s or dementia) who are living in the community. The program offers social and recreational programs in an engaging environment and operates Monday – Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Adult Day Program attendeeshave the opportunity to enjoy entertainment, cards, games, baking, physical and social games, live music, and fitness geared to the level of their individual ability. Staff are also able to cue attendees about taking medication and to provide assistance with personal care.

Perhaps one of the main benefits of the Adult Day Program is for the family members, especially the primary caregiver. Caregivers have the opportunity to take time to care for themselves, knowing their loved one is getting the chance to socialize, participate in activities in line with their abilities and interests and take part in a pleasurable dining experience.

Caregivers or individuals who are interested in this program are encouraged to contact the Adult Day Program team at 613-622-5574 ext. 2 or email: [email protected].

A tour of the facility can be arranged to observe the activities, meet some of the staff and answer any questions you may have. The Adult Day Program carries a minimal charge of $20.00 per day, which includes lunch and snacks.

Local transportation options are available.

Success with the Adult Day Program

For Arnprior local Frank, the Arnprior Regional Health Adult Day Program is “absolutely heaven sent.” His wife, Rose, has been attending The Program three times per week since June 2022.

Through social and recreational activities, the Adult Day Program (ADP) benefits adults with disabilities or cognitive impairments such as dementia. For clients like Rose, their days at the ADP are entertaining and engaging – days to look forward to.

“Oh yes, she gets upset on the days she isn’t coming to the Program,” said Frank, laughing.

Care partners can focus on essential self-care

But the ADP represents even more than that for their care partners, including Frank, who was recently diagnosed with cancer.

“For me, it’s been such a blessing. I am able to meet up with a friend for coffee, whereas before, I had trouble doing that,” he shared. “Some nights are not the greatest for sleeping because of Rose’s hallucinations, but now if I need to I can get rest during the day. It’s made such a big difference in my life. Without the Program, my life would be much more difficult.”

Frank’s health challenges have made caring for Rose more difficult. His only in-home supports are a few hours of home care each week and his close neighbours. The ADP provides Frank with the time and capacity to care for himself, too.

Adult Day Program adds joy, creativity and adventure to clients’ lives

“I brought her here the first day. I got in the car, and it just felt – wow. I couldn’t believe it. It still feels that way. Rose tells me how much she enjoys her time here, so I can look after myself without worry.”

Rose echoed: “I like the things they create for us to do, and the special days like Valentine’s or Easter. I like the baking – well especially because it’s part of the deal that if you’re going to put it all together, you get to have a taste, too!”