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Adult Day Program

Adult Day Program

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Current Calendar and Newsletter for November 2019

Upcoming Calendar and Newsletter for December 2019

Quick facts

Days of Operation Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
Hours of Operation 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Program Capacity Thirty (30) individuals per day
Language of Service English
Fee $18.00 per day (includes two (2) snacks and a three course hot meal, special diets may be accommodated)
Staffing Two (2) full-time and two (2) part-time employees, two (2) Personal Support Workers (PSW), and six (6) to eight (8) volunteers
Transportation Transportation must be arranged through Para-Transpo or through a family member. Our centre is handicap 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 to register. The form must be completed by a medical professional such as a physician, physiotherapist or occupational therapist.

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/Centraide Ottawa

The Adult Day Support Program is designed to:

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

The Program Offers:

  • opportunities to socialize and form friendships
  • intellectual stimulation in the form of quizzes, health education, discussion groups, question-and-answer periods
  • social activities in the form of games, crafts, films, sing-a-longs and speakers or entertainers
  • recreational activities and chair exercises
  • a nutritious lunch and refreshments; arrangements for special diets are possible
  • non-denominational religious service
  • counselling and referral services
  • information, referral, advocacy and support

Other In-House services are also available. Please check our In-House Services page for more information.