Adult day support facility opens
Published 10:23 pm Thursday, December 10, 2015
Sheltering Arms Continuing Care has opened a day support program for adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities at 540 E. Constance Road, Unit B.
Intellectual disabilities include limitations in intellectual functioning and difficulties with everyday social and practical skills. Developmental disabilities include cognitive or physical impairments that result in limitations in areas such as self-care, language and mobility.
Individual care plans are designed for each client to monitor their unique needs.
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The day support program provides a range of educational, social and fun activities that promote community integration, life skills development and socialization. The program also offers primary caregivers the opportunity to tend to other commitments.
Participants can take part in activities such as computers, music and movies, arts and crafts, a sensory room, wellness training and outings to community resources such as the library, parks, museums and shopping centers.
“We operate with the philosophy that everyone deserves and needs to belong, to be loved and to be treated with dignity and respect,” said Dr. Sonya L. Lee, executive director. “With the support of the Suffolk community, we offer this program so that people with disabilities have the same opportunities, responsibilities and quality of life as available to all citizens.”
“We are pleased Sheltering Arms Continuing Care will be enhancing the system of care for those individuals with an intellectual disability and their families,” Suffolk Mayor Linda T. Johnson said in a press release.