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Adult day programs

Adult Day Programs provide services to people with disabilities aged 21 and over who require comprehensive support in their daily lives. The centers provide opportunities for social encounters, activities to enhance the skills necessary for independence in everyday living and significant recreational occupation, self-expressions and active participation in a variety of life areas. The day programs aim to help every person realize their potential according to their individual desires and create comprehensive personal programs including all necessary adaptations towards this end.
Health-field related professionals including physiotherapists, occupational therapists and communication therapists proved individual and group therapies in the centers. Likewise, social workers and caregivers in expressive therapies such as art, music, drama and more provide emotional support.
The day centers constitute an integral part of the community and work to establish a connection via volunteerism and contributions by participants in the communities’ various institutions and organizations.
Joint activity for the general benefit establishes the day centers as be a fundamental component of the surrounding society.

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Target Population

People with disabilities aged 21 and over requiring comprehensive support in the most life areas.

Referring Organizations

The Ministry of Welfare and Social Affairs’ Administration for People with Disabilities, Municipal Departments of Social Services, direct requests by service recipient’s parents and via various organizations.

Program Acceptance Procedures

Acceptance into the program is subject to approval by an acceptance committee consisting of the Municipal Department of Social Services and program staff and in accordance with the wishes of the service recipient.

Hours

Two weekly meetings with the service recipient and one weekly meeting for parental guidance.

Community Involvment

Day Centers contribute to the community by the process of inclusion. Day Center participants volunteer, accompanied by a member of the staff, in various settings such as kindergartens, schools, retirement facilities, meal distribution centers and more. The different areas of volunteerism include regular activities, e.g. participation in the retirement facilities’ choir, story hour in the kindergarten, or one-time activities such as distribution of New Year’s greeting cards and Purim gift baskets in retirement facilities and hospitals.

Volunteer Activity

Program volunteers include private individuals, college students, National Service volunteers, high school students, organized groups and employee organizations. Activity is adapted to correspond to the volunteer’s requests and program needs. Potential volunteers and organizations interested in accepting day center volunteers are invited to contact the individuals listed below.

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Jerusalem and the Surrounding Area
The Southern Branch
Elwyn El Quds Branch
Haifa and Northern Israel Branch
Sharon and Central Israel Branch
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