A program of Home Instead Senior Care Foundation of Canada

Alderwood Adult Day Program

Etobicoke, Ontario

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Our goal is to raise $20,000 to enhance the safety, comfort and therapeutic programming offered in our program. These funds will enable us to make several indoor and outdoor program enhancements.

Description of project

Welcome to our Alderwood Adult Day Program; a home-like space which supports the health and daily living needs of adults and seniors living with a cognitive and/or physical impairment.

This program is a welcoming, inclusive and comfortable space where individuals living with a cognitive impairment are free to be themselves and are treated with respect and dignity. Care and support are provided by staff and volunteers, along with meaningful dementia-friendly social, recreational and therapeutic activities focused on engagement, well-being and quality of life. Our Adult Day Program also supports informal caregivers by enabling them to receive respite from care giving responsibilities.
Our goal is to raise $20,000 to enhance the safety, comfort and therapeutic programming offered in our program. On an annual basis, over 70 seniors attend our program totaling 3,273 days of attendance in the program. Open Monday to Friday, the program welcomes approximately 16-20 people each day. In addition to staff who lead the program, our Adult Day Program is supported by volunteers who help with meals as well as activities.

Raising $20,000, will enable us to make several indoor and outdoor program enhancements which can include any of the following:

1. Purchasing and installing a dementia-friendly security system. This will enable us to provide a secure environment where individuals who have a dementia can be active and move around freely and safely without the risk or worry of unsupervised wandering outside of the program.

2. Keeping seniors active and involved with the design and building of a new senior-friendly garden. Our current backyard is unusable due to a deep culvert. With financial support, we envision creating a safe, and therapeutic space for seniors. The garden would provide an opportunity to increase levels of physical activity, the freedom to wander and socialize. This has been found to reduce agitation, improve mood, and raise quality of life. The new senior-friendly garden would include wandering pathways (wheelchair accessible), seating options, and raised vegetable/flower gardens.

3. Purchasing new chairs which provide comfort, mobility support and are conducive to daily cleaning/disinfecting. Our current chairs are in the need of replacement. They are 'high-use' chairs used daily for a variety of reasons from seated exercises, enjoying meals and participating in social activities.

Our program is a special place and a much-needed community resource and source of support for caregivers and adults and seniors living with a cognitive and/or physical impairment. Your donations will help us make our already wonderful program, even better by providing safety and peace of mind for caregivers and improved daily enjoyment and quality life for the individuals who are cared for in our program.

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