Senior DTA Program
The Day Treatment & Training Program for Senior Adults (Senior DTA) reflects the changing interests and needs of adults entering their senior years (65+ years old). The program reflects those changing needs through an activity program based on socialization, memory enhancement, and skill retention. Participants enjoy opportunities to dine out in the community, visit local museums, and cultural exhibits, cuddle with a specially trained therapeutic pet, and experience the wonder of our world through the images and stories shared by others. Our seniors also enjoy corresponding with family and friends through email, or simply recording their thoughts and feeling through journaling.
Ensuring the health and fitness of each participant is a critical aspect of the care provided. Participants are closely monitored for any changes in their overall health, administered medication and other medical treatments by specially trained providers as needed, and are encouraged to engage in a daily fitness program that gently increases both heart rate and blood flow. Other activities to enhance overall well-being include weekly arts and crafts, table games, current events, and music appreciation.
The senior DTA program runs year round, from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday – a shortened day may be arranged to accommodate an individual’s needs. As a service to our families, we offer transportation to the program and back home again (some restrictions apply). Please call the program office to arrange transportation and to discuss program duration alternatives.
Senior DTA highlights:
- Socialization skills
- Memory enhancement activities
- Community-based cultural experiences
- Correspondence opportunities
- Fitness program
- Artistic & musical expression
- Healthy living through encouraging opportunities
Please contact us today to schedule a personal tour of DEC to see the center, ask questions, and to find out more about the additional services and programs we offer.