Day Services (ADS) offers a variety of social, recreation and skill building
programs to meet the needs and interests of its participants. These programs
are developed and planned in collaboration with program participants and staff.
Programs are run in accessible locations across the city in order to minimize
travel and assist participants in getting to know the resources within their
local communities. Some of the programs are run in partnership with local
organizations and private businesses that provide their expertise, equipment
and facilities. These relationships are mutually beneficial in allowing
participants to try new programs and in helping to create a profile for brain
injury within the greater community.
participants who attend the programs have experienced significant barriers in
accessing "mainstream" programs due to cognitive, behavioural and
social issues. ADS programs are geared to serve individuals who range in
functional abilities - some attend independently while others require support
in order to address physical and/or cognitive needs.
All Adult Day
Service programs are run in a three- month cycle in order to allow participants
to vary their schedules. The Club is
also available on a drop-in basis, with special programming provided by the
CHIRS client Mentors.
come to the Club it is my favourite part of the day - for the social contact
and for underwriting the BBN. I like that staff encourage me to come and be
with people, because often I work on my own. I like that I can come and do
whatever I want, I have the choice whether to join programs or to just hang
out. I feel that I have a voice in decisions that are made here." - Zia,
All Adult Day Service programs require
registration. Please contact the CHIRS Intake Department to register.
Participants accessing Adult Day Service programs need to be independent for
all transportation and personal support requirements, as one to one assistance
is not available. Participants who require additional support are welcome to
bring a family member or attendant. Please note that programs may be added or
changed in response to participant feedback.
The Adult Day
Service programs can be loosely grouped as fitness programs, group sports and
skill building/recreation. They have all
grown out of suggestions by participants.
Please see the Program Description booklet for a comprehensive outline
of all programs. The applicable registration form also lists the fees,
location and dates. You must be accepted into CHIRS services before attending
any of the programs
There are different ways to get involved: