Help Seniors Thrive at Adult Day Centers
National Church Residences Centers for Senior Health
Your support of this Better Together campaign will provide new and engaging programming for seniors who attend adult day centers! Specialized therapists will train staff to deliver empowering programs for years to come.
“The changes and difficulties associated with getting older are hard for anyone to process. Enriched programming assists in making the aging process less overwhelming and everyday lives of seniors fulfilling and rewarding.”
— Heather Fleshman, Clinical Administrator
As we age, many people fear the loss of personal independence even more than death. The physical and mental decline that accompanies aging can often lead to negative feelings of self-worth and confidence. For some, the social life they once cherished is nearly impossible to maintain. National Church Residences believes that getting older should not be a barrier over having choice, control, and continued happiness within your life. Their two Columbus adult day centers meet the needs of 300 seniors who want to maintain independence, but need supervision and care on a daily basis while their caregiver is away. These centers provide more than just care and supervision by being a place seniors choose to be, and a place where caregivers know their loved ones are happy and safe.
Feedback provided from seniors, caregivers, and loved ones has underscored a need for more enriched programming at the centers. Scheduled activities are truly the heart of any great care center and can lead to an increased sense of empowerment and happiness in the lives of seniors. With many residents spending the majority of their days at the centers, these programs will support their overall health, happiness, and well-being.
“I like learning experiences; if I’m not learning something I feel that I’m wasting my time.”
— Doris M., Senior Client
Your support for this Better Together project will allow National Church Residences to contract with an occupational therapist, physical therapist, and speech therapist who will train staff on how to run six new programs that utilize their specific type of therapy. Each therapist will be tasked with developing a new program for the higher functioning residents centered on well-being and a healthy lifestyle, as well as a new program directed for residents who have cognitive impairments, such as Alzheimer’s and other dementias, that utilizes a “positive care approach” philosophy. This powerful collaboration of therapists will bring new, innovative, and vital programming to the residents of the centers and restructure how programs are provided in the years to come.
With your help, we can make a significant impact on the lives of the seniors at our centers helping them to thrive as they age!
Provide comprehensive services to physically or mentally impaired adults; enable participants to live independently in the community; and provide support and relief to caregivers.