Activities are planned with participant's interests in mind and based on member requests when possible.
Activity examples include: exercise, trivia, discussions, reminiscing, arts/crafts, baking, adapted active sports, games, life skills activities, music, and volunteer opportunities. Activities are cognitive and age appropriate with a defined goal or purpose.
Our activities are planned in advance and published in our day center newsletter monthly. We offer 12 “Theme Days" each year. Past themes have included: camping, formal dances, game shows, specific time eras such as “The 50’s”, “The 70’s”, etc.
The process of the activity, not just the end product, is included when developing our activity goals and purpose. We consider the following questions: What are our participants going to get from the group? How does the goal or purpose translate outside the group to help in their daily lives (such as the use of fine motor skills to open a jar)?
We keep our participants connected to the community and work with area school volunteers to provide inter-generational programming and one-on-one or small group interactions. We take guests out into the community for outings such as: the Civic Center, bowling, restaurants, shopping, museums, Olbrich Gardens, parks, Henry Vilas Zoo, etc. Our program offers monthly pet interactions, Bible study, entertainment, and community projects.