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Adult Day Programs

The adult day programs provide services to individuals with disabilities who are aged 21 and over and require comprehensive support in their daily lives. The centers offer opportunities for social interaction, expanding the skills necessary for independent living and active participation in a rich variety of expressive, recreational, and other everyday activities.

The adult day programs aim to help each individual fulfill their potential according to their preferences with the support of a comprehensive individual plan and necessary adaptations.

As part of the program, service recipients receive individual or group therapies from a staff of health professionals that include physical, occupational and speech therapists, and others. In addition, emotional support is provided by social workers, as well as speech and expressive therapists in art, music, drama, and more.

The adult day programs represent an integral part of the community-at-large and efforts are made to maintain this connection through volunteerism and dedicated partners from other institutions and organizations in the community.

By working together on shared activities that benefit everyone, the adult day programs become an essential part of the surrounding communities.

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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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