Adult Day Programs operate under the direction of families and/or guardians, consumers, and the Persons with Developmental Disabilities Central Alberta Community Board.
Day program supports are provided in the community, as well as through an agency-operated facility, the RELAX Crew Clubhouse. Day programs are alternatives to full time employment and generally focus on individual access to generic community activities and services. Supports are also provided for group activities which foster the development of friendships and peer relations.
A segment of the agency's adult day program services involves providing relief and respite care to families who are caring for a dependently disabled adult son, daughter, or sibling in their family home.
Adult Day Program Services include the Community Bridging Program, the Adult Respite Care Program, and the RELAX Crew Program.
Community Bridging Program
The Community Bridging Program provides staff support to individuals who desire facilitation of out-of-home community activities based on their individual choices, likes, interests, skills and abilities. The program provides a structured alternative to employment, if desired, or it supplements the individual's lifestyle. Personal supports are provided so that the individual's needs are met and participation within the
Adult Respite Care Program
The Adult Respite Care Program offers temporary care and support to disabled adults through short term out-of-home stays away from their family, or through providing the family with in-home staff.
Respite care offers families an opportunity to temporarily divest themselves of the daily demands of caring for a disabled adult. This contributes to the maintenance of stronger families.
RELAX Crew Program
The RELAX Crew Social Club is a member-directed social, leisure and recreational organization which gives members increased opportunities to develop and expand friendships with other individuals who have common interests. This outcome is achieved as members participate in a wide variety of activities and experiences. Parkland CLASS provides program coordination to assist members in the planning and operation of the RELAX Crew.