Rimbey Adult Day program provides fun

Adult day program has new home

Rimbey Adult Day program, a successful ongoing program has a new home.

Rimbey Adult Day program, a successful ongoing program for families to provide relief for caregivers and positive, fun and stimulating activities for those in need of care, has a new home.

The program, that operated out of the provincial building for several years has moved to The Blindman Youth Action Building.

“We simply outgrew the provincial building,” said co-ordinator Norma Bauer. “This building has more room and a nice full working kitchen.”

Rimbey Adult Day program is a joint community project designed to help families and individuals. The program operates in partnership with Alberta Health Services and FCSS and Rimbey Community Home Health Services.

Those participating in the program meet at the Blindman Youth Action Building on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. and stay until 3:30 p.m.

Activities may include a morning reading, exercises and crafts. Cooking or planting flowers are some other projects that participants enjoy.

The group has become quite close knit, Bauer said, noting it is a win/win as friendships have been formed among the participants and caregivers are given some personal time.

Clients of the Rimbey Adult Day program live in the community, but may have suffered a stroke, or are experienced memory loss and confusion.

Presently there are six people who participate in the program, but more clients are welcome.

An open house will be held on April 19 from 1 3 p.m. at the Blindman Youth Action Building.

 

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