The GRACE Program at Helping Hand Center was developed to meet the needs of our aging individuals with disabilities by allowing them to age in place as they enjoy the company of their peers and staff in an enriched and dynamic, yet slower-pace, lifestyle as part of our Adult Day Program.
Helping Hand Center developed a wellness model comprised of seven domains including physical, emotional, economic, personal, intellectual, community, and social wellness. This model allows individuals to set and achieve goals that allow for the acquisition of new skills, practice of learned techniques, and continuation of peer socialization while focusing on programming with a purpose.
In addition to this wellness model, the GRACE program also embraces a curriculum that focuses on orientation, memory and reminiscence, communications, health and wellness, recreation and leisure, activities of daily living, and spirituality. Using these pillars, the GRACE programs offers many of the same tracks as our Adult Day Program, simply redesigned to meet the needs of an aging individual.
Together these components comprise an aging program that provides comprehensive programming, support, activity, socialization and substance to the daily lives of individuals with disabilities as they age or experience dementia.