Day Program activites

We offer a full suite of day program activities for adults with disabilities

               

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 & Education

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

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

Giving 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

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

               

At program location

Music

  • Drumming Programs
  • Karaoke
  • Community Choir
  • AIM Treble Makers
  • Ukulele Band
  • Music Games
  • Dancing
  • Professional Musicians
  • Performances
  • Talent Shows
  • Instruments

Cooking & Baking

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

Arts & Crafts

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

Exercise

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

Social Skills

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

Independence

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

Exercise

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

Social Skills

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

Independence

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

Leadership

  • 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 & Education

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

In the community

Volunteering

  • 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

  • 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

Giving Back

  • 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

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

Special Events

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