Adult Day Services Starts to Slowly Reopen
Date posted: May 26, 2020Two months after closing our program doors in response to COVID-19, Stepping Stones has received approval from the State of Ohio and local counties to slowly reopen Adult Day Services. This is great news of progress and on May 18, we were thrilled to start welcoming small groups back to program at our Allyn, Drex and new Parkcrest locations.
After completing a health screening and checking temperatures, the program day begins with a morning meeting. Participants and staff discuss plans for the day as well as the importance of continuing to keep a social distance and consistently washing our hands for at least 20 seconds. Everyone also receives their own activity packet, filled with all the supplies they need for the day.
In our first week back, some activities included making sock masks, writing letters to those we miss, designing collages, playing word games and getting outside for fresh air and exercise. We also made use of an adaptive sewing machine to make fabric masks and joined the Zoom bandwagon with a video call connecting all of our locations.
While we continue to miss our larger program population, we are thankful to take this first step in reopening our programs!
Stepping Stones’ Adult Day Services runs weekdays throughout the year and serves individuals age 18 to 75+ with disabilities. Available at three locations, the program offers a highly encouraging and inclusive atmosphere where participants build confidence and develop independent living skills.
Below, enjoy some photos of our slowly Adult Day Services reopening program!