A program of Home Instead Senior Care Foundation of Canada

Arbutus Shaughnessy Kerrisdale Friendship Society

Vancouver, British Columbia

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OUR VISION
To Be A Leader In Providing Community-Integrated Services For Older Adults.

OUR VALUES
The Individual & the Community, Accountability, Respect, Honesty, Integrity, Caring, Dreaming Dreams, & Having Fun!

FUN
Having fun is one of our basic values. We find ways to have fun and laugh each day. Fun adds interest to life and gives us a feeling of well-being.

FITNESS TRAINING
We offer the following fitness programs on a regular basis.
 Strength Training
 Yoga
 Zumba Gold
 Tai Chi

NUTRITION
Poor nutrition affects health status. We offer:
 A full balanced meal at noon
 Take home meals
 Dietary supplements
 Weight monitoring
 Graduated meal sizes

PERSONAL CARE
We offer assistance with personal care.
 Podiatrist services
 Regular manicures
 Mealtime assistance
 Toileting assistance


HEALTH MONITORING
We monitor health and report changes to each participant's health care team.
We also keep a current record of each participant's weight and we monitor blood pressure for those at risk.

MENTAL HEALTH
We are alert to issues that affect mental health. Staff members are trained to listen and give appropriate support.

We offer:
 Laughter Therapy
 Memory Games
 Music Therapy
 Reminiscing
 Friendship circle
 Life Review
 Horticulture Therapy
 Community Outings
 Therapeutic programs for those who are coping with dementia


FRIENDSHIP
All of these services are provided in a friendly home-like environment where individual needs and interests are honoured and respected.


ELIGIBILITY
The program is designed for people who have a chronic health problem or who have difficulty meeting their own social needs.

TRANSPORTATION
We arrange suitable door-to-door transportation to and from the Centre and offer many interesting community outings.

A. S. K. is one of the many Adult Day Centre programs available in the Lower Mainland and throughout the province.

We work hard to make our programs reflect the interests and needs of our participants.

We conduct an annual program review to invite participant and caregiver feedback.

Our therapeutic programs are always growing and changing to reflect the changing needs of our participants.

Testimonials

Caregivers and Family Member Praise

♥ A. S. K. has been a wonderful source of support and care as well as a social outlet for my mother. We continue to recognize your work
♥ You do a fabulous job! Thank you for making Dad's life fuller and more fun!!
♥ I am very happy with the services offered! Please continue this forever!
♥ Thank you for making my mother's life more fulfilling - she looks forward to every visit!
♥ It's a gem!!!

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To Provide Opportunities That Enhance Quality Of Life.
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