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 Activities
 Therapeutic Programs


The Kirkpatrick Day Program provides:

  • Active schedule with regularly changing programs to challenge the mind and keep participants engaged
  • Convenient location near Downtown Syracuse, Inner Harbor, and Destiny USA
  • Secured and safe indoor and outdoor areas
  • Therapeutic programs to stimulate non-verbal expression
  • Stimulating activities tailored to the interests of the participants
  • Multiple activity programs running at one time to provide choices to participants
  • Nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack
  • Caring staff trained to meet the challenges of Alzheimer’s and other dementias
  • Supervision with medications
  • Assistance with personal care and toileting
  • Beautician services (at an additional cost)

Activities are based upon each individual’s interests and abilities. Our goal is to help the person remain as active and independent as possible, as well as promote purpose and self-worth in the face of the diagnosis.

Activities include:

  • Arts & crafts, including age-appropriate seasonal and holiday-themed projects
  • Low-impact exercise program, including Zumba Gold
  • Reminiscing activities to evoke positive memories
  • Recreational programs: bowling, horseshoes, bingo, etc.
  • Games to enhance short- and long-term memory
  • Exploring lifelong interests and abilities, including cooking, household activities, gardening, and music
  • Musical programs and sing-a-longs
  • Outings to local events, parks and attractions
  • Visits from pets, musicians, and other community groups

Learn more by calling (315) 472-4204 or send us an email.

Therapeutic Programs

Therapeutic programs set the Kirkpatrick Day Program apart from other adult day centers. We work with certified professionals to provide massage, music, art and dance therapies to our participants as part of the program fee. These alternate therapies:

  • Ease nervousness and anxiety
  • Provide an emotional outlet
  • Offer a means of nonverbal communication
  • Improve cognition

Learn more by calling (315) 472-4204 or send us an email.


 

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