Day Habilitation

Day Habilitation opportunities are provided for adults with moderate and mild cognitive and physical challenges. This program is designed to provide each individual with an array of volunteer and work preparation activities and to increase independence, inclusion within a variety of community settings and productivity.

Participants choose community work-sites on a daily basis at which they volunteer and simultaneously focus on their individual goals/valued outcomes. Sites include retail outlets, hospitals, nursing homes, senior centers, day care centers, schools and churches. 

Individuals are also encouraged to explore creative outlets and participate in the Guild's ceramics studio and horticulture center. Recreation and community exploration activities are available, such as outings to zoos, aquariums, amusement parks, museums, botanical gardens, movies and theatrical performances. Individuals may participate in yoga, aerobics, bowling, dance, softball and other activities designed to maintain fitness, health and well-being. 

Functional academic instruction, cooking instruction, independent travel instruction, housekeeping practice and office skill training are offered to help round out the day habilitation experience and help increase the individuals' levels of independence in preparation for a fuller adult life. 

On an as-needed basis, clinical services are available, including nursing, nutritional guidance, speech and physical therapies, psychological counseling and general medical oversight.

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