Barb found new friends while maintaining her health at our seniors’ Adult Day Program
Isolated seniors are at risk for more than just loneliness: high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, anxiety, depression, and Alzheimer’s are just a few of the increased physical and mental health risks seniors face when being alone. For Barb, the solution was right around the corner.
“After working for the Provincial Government for nearly 50 years, I looked for ways to stay active and see people. The Adult Day Program was close so I tried it.”
Designed to help maintain the physical and mental health of seniors who are frail or living with cognitive disabilities, the Adult Day Program offers fun, enriching activities, nutritious meals, and companionship in a welcoming space.
“I feel like I belong here. We talk, laugh, and share what’s going on in our lives. We’re friends, even outside the program, and go to dinner and outings together. When I was away having eye surgery, everyone in the program called to see how I was and offered support. When a group member has a birthday, one of the volunteers buys flowers, tea or snacks and when I was away, one of the volunteers delivered it to me. Everyone truly cares about each other.
“The Adult Day Program is an invaluable part of my life. It’s my home away from home.”