Hamilton Kiwanis Adult Day Program

Organization Sponsor: Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club of Hamilton East


Program Description

The Kiwanis Adult Day Program is a not-for-profit community based program supporting adults and older adults with varying physical and/or cognitive impairments. We develop and deliver this community service with an appreciation for individuality, life stages and social influences. The purpose of the Adult Day Program is to improve the overall quality of life and well being of clients through the provision of meaningful activities while in a safe and supportive environment. We strive to help adults and seniors living in Hamilton discover, build and maintain their skills, abilities and independence through participation in social, recreational, intellectual, physical and creative programs. The Adult Day Program is intended to provide respite services for caregivers while helping participants to maintain their abilities in order to remain at home as long as possible and to prevent frequent hospitalization.

The program is designed to provide social, recreational, intellectual and physical activities in a structured, supervised group setting. Throughout the day, clients are provided with refreshments, a hot nutritional meal, companionship, and help with personal care needs such as medication reminders and toileting.

The Adult Day Program provides a wide range of recreational, social, physical, therapeutic and mentally stimulating activities based on clients’ needs and interests. Some activities include:

* Arts & Crafts
* Fitness & Physical Activities, e.g., swimming, walking program, bowling, etc.
* Bi-monthly Inter-generational Programs
* Monthly Pet Therapy Visits
* Special events, entertainment and outings
* Trivia & Other Table Games, e.g., cards, bingo, scrabble, etc.
* Health & Wellness Promotion
* Foot care & Hairdressing (available for an additional fee)

and … many more!

Program Approximate Cost: 

$15.00 per day

Funding Sources: 

An Adult Day Program is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to provide a regularly planned “day out” for frail seniors and adults with various cognitive and/or physical impairments living within the City of Hamilton.

Strategies For Sustainability: 

Some Programs offer the support of:
-Registered Nurse
-Recreation Therapist
-Personal Support Worker
-Speech-Language Pathologist
-Social Worker/Social Service Workers

Key Elements Towards Success: 

Benefits for Participant
- Stimulate mental & physical health
- Improve or maintain condition
- Form new friendships
- Meet people with common goals and interests
- Non-judgmental atmosphere

Benefits for Caregiver
- Lead a balanced life
- Respite from caregiving responsibilities
- Time to relax
- Reduced Stress
- Improved relationships

Challenges To Meet Them: 

Our program has a special partnership with Red Cross in order to provide safe and reliable transportation to and from your home for an additional cost of $2.10 per trip.

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