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Quick Facts

Our in person Adult Day Program has re-opened in a modified format to  ensure the health and safety of our members, staff and volunteers.

Hours of Operation: 10 am – 2 pm for in person program, see program calendar for virtual and telephone programs.

Program Capacity: 6 members per day for in person program.

Staffing: Four full-time employees.


Days of Operation:
Monday-Friday

Hours of Operation:
Fluctuates at this time – see monthly Calendar

Program Capacity:
No Limit for Virtual or Phone Conferencing Programming

Program Criteria:

  • Early onset to mild Alzheimer’s, Dementia or Cognitive Impairment, or Adults with Physical Disabilities
  • Referral Required from LHIN
  • Virtual or Phone Programs (Zoom or Telephone Based), will require a Telephone and/or Technical Device

Language of Service:
English

Fee:
$18.00 per day, in person program. No fees for Virtual or Phone programs

Staffing:

  • Three full-time employees and one part-time employee
  • Experienced Volunteers
  • Personal Support Worker(s)(PSW) for in-person programs

Transportation:
Transportation must be arranged through Para-Transpo or through a family member. Our centre is accessible. More details on Para-Transpo are available on the OCTranspo website. Click here to download a Para-Transpo application form or call 613-244-1289.


What is an Adult Day Program?

The Good Companions Adult Day Support Program is a therapeutic, social, and recreational service for seniors who require some minimal assistance with day-to-day activities. The program is funded by the City of Ottawa, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, and United Way East Ontario.

The Adult Day Support Program is designed to:

  • enhance well-being by providing social, physical and mental stimulation in a supportive, small group environment
  • strengthen the ability to remain independent for as long as possible
  • provide respite to caregivers and families

The In-Person Program Offers:

  • opportunities to socialize and form friendships
  • intellectual stimulation in the form of quizzes, brain games and discussion groups
  • individualized programming and social activities in the form of Bingo, crafts, puzzles, art therapy, painting and therapeutic pets
  • individualized activity kits will be provided for members
  • chair exercises, chair yoga and Motiview by MOTITECH
  • a nutritious lunch and/or snack; arrangements for special diets are possible
  • non-denominationalchapel service via virtual zoom
  • referral services as required

United Way East Ontario (EO)

A Lifeline for Seniors and their Caregivers:

https://www.unitedwayeo.ca/news-and-stories/a-lifeline-for-seniors-and-their-caregivers/