Our Adult Day Program offers a comprehensive and diverse program of social, recreational, and therapeutic programs.
Our goal is to support seniors living in the community by providing social and physical activities that engage body, mind, and spirit, to help people live as fully as possible. Programming includes exercise classes for the body and the brain, games, music, creative arts, guided walks, gardening, and bus outings.
Access to the Adult Day Program at Veterans Memorial Lodge is by referral from the Island Health Home and Community Care Case Manager.
A Day in the life of our Adult Day Program
We offer social opportunities as part of our Adult Day Program, which is comprised of a day program that operates from 9am to 2:30pm, and an evening program that operates from 3pm to 7:30pm. All programs operate seven days a week, but are closed on statutory holidays.
Programming includes exercise classes for the body and the brain, games, music, creative arts, guided walks, gardening, and bus outings. A hot meal and two nutritious snacks are offered during each program.
The cost of the program is covered by Island Health, however, there are additional costs as follows:
- There is a $5 meal charge for each program day attended. Clients will be billed at the end of the month.
- Tickets for HandyDART or the Broadmead Care bus are $5 round trip. ADP staff will assist clients with their individual transportation plan.
- At the time of admission, transportation options are reviewed with the clients or their family members to determine their needs based on their geographical area.
- Transportation options include the Broadmead Care Bus (clients living within half an hour of Veterans Memorial Lodge only), family, friends, taxi, or HandyDART.
Care Partners Support and Education Groups
The purpose of a support group for care partners (often referred to as caregivers) is to provide family care partners an opportunity to connect, receive support, and learn from one another in a safe, supportive, confidential setting. It is a place to express feelings, share experiences, challenges, and resources. It can reduce the isolation and loneliness often experienced by care partners while enhancing coping skills and wellbeing.
Every month the Adult Day Program offers two different groups to support care partners:
- The Education Sessions provide information on various topics such as self-care for care partners, dementia care, advance care planning, and the transition to long term care.
- The Support Group is an opportunity to spend time with others facing similar experiences while sharing and learning from one another in a caring and supportive place.
- All Education and Support Groups are facilitated by a registered, masters prepared social worker.