Day Program

ACTIVITIES

               

Day Program

At program location

MUSIC

Music is an important part of our days and is loved in its many forms by our participants. We enjoy making music, listening to our favorite songs, singing along, playing games and doing actions. Whether it’s to learn, have fun, get active or relax, music is an important of our culture.                               
  • Drumming Programs
  • Karaoke
  • Community Choir
  • AIM Treble Makers
  • Ukulele Band
  • Music Games
  • Dancing
  • Professional Musicians
  • Performances
  • Talent Shows
  • Instruments

Cooking & Baking

So many important skills are learned in the kitchen!  That’s why every site has a full kitchen for lots of daily programming opportunities. With the support of staff, all participants can enjoy learning and practicing kitchen skills that increase confidence and independence.

 

  • Menu Planning
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Snack Planning & Prep
  • Measuring & Mixing
  • Meal Creations
  • Dessert Making
  • Professional Chefs/Bakers
  • Nourishing Minds Program
  • Serving & Cleaning

Arts & Crafts

Many forms of arts and crafts are a great way for self expression and mindfulness.  It’s important for our art activities be purposeful and developmentally appropriate.  We are inspired by the passion of our participants and through making connections between our activities and art.

  • Professional Art Classess
  • Woodworking
  • Painting
  • Beadwork
  • Poster Making
  • Novel crafts
  • Volunteer artists
  • Gardening 
  • Pottery
  • Drawing
  • Gifts for others

Exercise

Staying active and striving for optimum fitness is part of our belief in the interconnectedness between healthy bodies and healthy minds.  Physical activity, exercise and movement are an integral part of everyday while targeting each participant’s ability level.

  • YMCA
  • Fitness Clubs
  • Yoga
  • Professional Dance Instruction
  • Boxercise & Zumba
  • Heatbeats Club
  • Community Walks
  • Stretching & Meditation
  • Gymnasium Fun
  • Sports & Games

Social Skills

Making friends and expanding social circles is an important aspect within our programming.  Fostering sincere and long term friendships are inspired by the program’s culture of compassion and kindness.  We believe there is a friend here for everyone!                      

  • Friendship skills
  • Communication
  • Listening
  • Empathy
  • Respect
  • Sharing
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Cooperation
  • Sign Language
  • Life Series Programming

Independence

Our programming naturally promotes increased independence that develops confidence and self-growth.  Shhhhh, it’s our little secret that while we’re having so much fun we’re really building new skills and finding new strengths and abilities within ourselves!

  • Self Care 
  • Tidying & Cleaning 
  • Laundry
  • Self Regulating
  • Making Connections
  • Taking on Challenges
  • Budgeting
  • Transit Practice
  • Planning & List Making
  • Skill Workshops

Leadership

Participant opportunities for leadership are always occurring in many ways; from helping to lead an activity, being a ‘staff helper’ or assisting a friend.  We proudly encourage leadership through kind actions, helping hands and being positive community members.                       

  • Peer mentoring
  • Honesty & Positivity
  • Volunteerism
  • Job readiness skills
  • First Aid/CPR Certification
  • Health & Safety Committee
  • Leading activities
  • Giving feedback
  • Trying new things
  • Leading by example

Literacy

Math and literacy learning are embedded in our daily programming activities.  While traditional classroom academics are not the focus at Adults in Motion, these academic skills are subtly and consistently practiced and strengthened throughout our day’s activities.  

  • Reading to others
  • Listening to stories
  • Time management
  • Budgeting & Counting
  • Sorting & Matching
  • Worksheets
  • Research projects
  • Presentations
  • Pen Pals
  • Free time goals

Day Program

In the community

Volunteering

Volunteer placements create feelings of pride and accomplishment for our participants.  We believe everyone has gifts to give and the ability to inspire others.  Together we work to find the right volunteer fit for all participants and take opportunities to teach job readiness skills along the way.

  • Farm placements
  • Soup kitchens
  • Meals on Wheels
  • YMCA placements
  • Community gardens
  • Market placements
  • Thrift shops
  • Food bank service
  • Humane Society
  • Day care placements
  • Senior visiting
  • Church toy cleaning

Excursions

They call us ‘Adults In Motion’ for a reason! You can always find us on the go with a variety of planned daily outings with meaning and purpose.  We also watch for impromptu opportunities in the community to ensure our participants are exposed to new options and adventures.

  • Art exhibits & Museums
  • Horseback riding
  • YMCA & Sport Clinics
  • Bus practice
  • Performances 
  • Exhibits & Festivals
  • Police/Fire Visits
  • Nature/Boat rides
  • Manufacturing tours
  • Radio show hosting
  • Park Ambassadors
  • Educational tours
  • Markets & Farms

Give Back

Supporting our community and neighbours is as important to our participants as it is to the Adults in Motion organization.  With the support of staff, we make sure our participants have opportunities to play an integral role in charitable work and making a positive difference in the lives of others.  

  • First Aid kit assembly
  • Shelter donations
  • Dog biscuit baking 
  • Animal shelters work
  • Food Bank collections
  • Sock Drives
  • Park Ambassadors
  • E-waste recycling
  • Blankets for seniors
  • Birdhouse donations
  • Volunteerism

Support

With the generous support of our greater community, we can offer enhanced opportunities to our participants.  From volunteers, students, professionals and generous donators, these exceptional individuals help make our program a true community collaboration.

  • University placements
  • College placements
  • High School volunteers
  • Retired professionals
  • Community volunteers
  • In-House Service Providers
  • Donations 
  • Sponsorship
  • Collaboration with other organizations

inclusion

Community inclusion helps break down barriers for individuals with special needs and creates opportunities.  Where there is not inclusion, we endeavour to create it and where there’ s not understanding we strive to inspire acceptance through education and exposure.                     

  • School Board Placement Program 
  • City Hall inclusion events
  • Local Business support
  • Educational Presentations  
  • Local Politician Involvement
  • Ongoing community integration program focus

special events

For years, Adutls in Motion has taken great pride in hosting events for the greater community at our program sites.  Inviting others to come ‘share the joy’  is a highlight for our participants who are directly involved in the planning and hosting of these exciting events!

  • Dances
  • Concerts
  • Open houses
  • Spagetti Dinners
  • Fashion Shows
  • Christmas Concerts
  • Performances
  • Games Day
  • School field trips 
  • Volunteer Appreciation Lunches

Virtual & online

baking with friends

Let’s get in the kitchen and make some new creations!  Come join the fun and follow along with our recipe or sit and enjoy the events as they unfold, there’s always something cook’n in here.  Ingredients needed for each session will be shared in advance so you can be ‘chef-ready’!

the treble makers

Join our Treble Makers musical group and come sing with us!  Learn about music rhythm, rounds and movements including sign language and keeping the beat.  Familiar and new songs will be shared as well as opportunities to lead our singing group or follow along at your own pace.

brain exercise

That big muscle between your ears needs exercise too! Join us for a variety of thought-provoking activities and conversations.  Sign language, tongue twisters, research projects, current events or learn about an instrument or country.  There’s something for everyone.

iso-beats

An energenic music and movement activity loved by the Adults in Motion family. All you need is a chair and a willingness to have fun! This exercise based program combines music and repetitive movements to engage participants of all abilities and all mobilities.

zumga / mediation

Put the snacks down, get your body moving and join us for a  Zumga Workout!  A cross between Zumba and Yoga, come enjoy some stretching, light exercise sweating and story-telling in between.  Meditation also provides a  variety of movements, dancing and music fun.

reading to relax

Relax, put your feet up and get cozy on your favourite chair! Come listen to a chapter book adventure or inspiring stories.  Spend some time in discussions about the story, imagining what could happen next and creating new endings!  Together we rediscover our love for books!

show & share

It’s always fun to learn about each other and show friends our favorite stuff!  From proud accomplishments to prized possessions this is your time to share stories and connect.  This time always provides us with a new understanding of each other and what’s important to each of us.

arts & crafts

Oh how art enhances our world and brings beauty to the everyday!   Come create your very own masterpieces while being lead by our instructor.  Art that is inspired by you or the season. Plus, learn about famous artists and their techniques and apply new skills to your work! 

Special Guests

We keep things exciting by inviting weekly guests to bring their specialized programming to us online!  Come join our special guest zooms to meet wildlife specialists, artists, Police Chiefs, Fire Chiefs, drama teachers, estheticians, local musicians and more to learn from some experts!

NETFLIX Party

Join us all for a movie party right from the comfort of your own home!  Netflix Party allows us to watch a movie together with a message board on the screen so we can watch and chat online all at the same time!   How to connect and movies playing can be found on our calendar.

Parent Support

Calling all parents!  This is your opportunity to connect with other parents and staff.  Share your thoughts, concerns, experiences and tell your Adults in Motion team your needs or provide feedback.  We welcome you to join for just a drop in hello or to stay and chat.

STAFF LUNCH

Calling all staff!  Come join in on a lunch party to enjoy each other’s company, reminisce about the ‘good ‘ol days’ and talk about our future as Adults in Motion grows and adapts to today’s new world.  Don’t forget your lunch!

Join the fun today

Giving back to our community is a big part of our everyday and our connections make it possible!  We do LOTS of volunteering because participants have so many wonderful gifts and abilities to share with others.

JOIN THE FUN!

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