A typical day at Farmingdale Adult Day Care begins with a continental breakfast, and group socialization. A name badge is affixed to each participant and a continental breakfast is served. Soon after everyone is settled, a staff member or volunteer will proceed to engage members with a game, craft project, or table talk.
At 10 am the participants are assisted across the room to a seat in the activity area. A staff member or volunteer leads the participants in a series of word games or cognitive puzzles. Other staff members and volunteers assist the clients by giving clues or hints to the games or puzzles. Following the games and puzzles a staff member or volunteer leads group exercise. Group exercise consist range of motion, stretching, and hand/eye coordination. Volunteers engage and encourage everyone to participate.
Exercise is followed by a Hot Topics. This entails reading appropriate newspaper articles to the group and encouraging group discussion on those topics. After Hot Topics all members are separated into small groups based on their cognitive level, called Motivate the Minds. A volunteer or staff member will facilitate a group of 3-4 members. Motivate the Minds consist of but not limited too, Jenga, card games, group discussions, scrabble, trivia questions, board games, and puzzles.
Lunch is served at twelve thirty. Delicious and nutritious hot lunches are provided through the services of Daleview Nursing Home.
At 1 pm our scheduled event takes place this may be entertainment (sing-a-longs, reminiscing, musicians, lecturers or other outside entertainment), arts therapy, pet therapy (a supervised visit to the center by a furry friend), inter generational activities (visits by FUMC nursery school, or local elementary schools), or playing a game as a group (bean bag toss, bowling, pizza game, etc), or celebrating a birthday. All scheduled events are listed on our monthly calendar.
After our entertainment, craft projects, pet therapy, etc are over a snack is served. To finish out a day at FADC, a light activity will be conducted. Activities could be trivia, word games, name that tune, or ball toss. During this time, clients may need assistance with clothing and preparing to go home.