Skill Development Areas
Participants in the Coleridge Adult Day Program are supported to develop skills in the areas of self-care, daily living, communication, physical fitness, environmental interaction and community integration, pre-vocational learning and more in small-group settings. Participants apply these skills through regular community integration trips.
Specific areas of skill development include:
• Communication and social skills
• Meal preparation, and basic cooking/baking
• Housekeeping/maintaining a clean living area
• Completing tasks with multiple steps
• Using public transportation and navigating the community
• Using and managing money
• Grocery shopping
• Gross and fine motor skills/ fitness
• Dressing, grooming, toileting and hygiene, and more
Skill areas are approached in ways designed to help participants develop self-esteem and independence. In addition, the program also provides opportunities for arts and crafts, music, choir and theater, ensuring that the needs of participants of all learning styles and skill levels are addressed. Coleridge participants have many opportunities to interact with others, including participating in the Special Olympics, the Imagination Workshop theater group, and local gallery and museum exhibits of art created at Esperanza.