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Elderhaus Adult Day Program

Adults with special needs need YOU and they need US, to help them to be as independent and self-sufficient as possible. Can you please help with a contribution? We'll work together to keep people in their homes and families together for as long as possible!

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Caregiver Support Groups

Class

Mental Health, Substance Abuse 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
People/Families with of People with Developmental Disabilities
People/Families with of People with Physical Disabilities
Veterans

Description

Two support groups meet weekly, each facilitated by a social worker. Members of the general public are welcome, and participants in the support groups do not have to be affiliated with Elderhaus.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Mindset Activities Club (MAC)

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Disabled
People/Families with of People with Developmental Disabilities
Young Adults (20-25 years)

Description

Participants set their own goals and develop programs and activities to strengthen independence and help achieve success.

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Evidence of Program's Success

After graduating from high school programs tailored to support persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities, participants of all ages in MAC can continue developing their goals and strengthening their abilities and independence through group activities and classes.

Skills for Life Club (SLC)

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Disabled
People/Families with of People with Developmental Disabilities
Young Adults (20-25 years)

Description

Helps to promote independence through strengthening activities for daily living (ADLs).

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Evidence of Program's Success

Programs tailored to support persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities promote skills for activities of daily living (ADLs) through group activities and classes.

Shared Missions

Class

Health Care 

Beneficiaries

Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Disabled

Description

Elderhaus is teamed with CSU Occupational Therapy Program to help our participants out in house.

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Evidence of Program's Success

The program has grown over the last several years with momentum that does not seem to be slowing down!

The Lions

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens
Disabled, General or Disability unspecified

Description

The Lions are very active participants that are interested in a lot of physical activity, working in the community and being out and about all day! These adults are volunteering at Horsetooth Reservoir, at the Therapy Horse Farm in addition to taking their lunches and heading off on all day hikes to destinations like a lake for fishing or to the gym for a workout on the machines.

This program serves adults with FrontoTemporal Dementia (FTD) and is one of very few programs across the USA to deal with FTD according to University of California San Francisco Memory & Aging center, a leader in FTD research.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Continued demand for the program, as well as positive results and feedback by all involved. The ability to have therapeutic care programs be enjoyable and effective is what we strive for.

Nutrition Program for Elderhaus

Class

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition 

Beneficiaries

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens
Disabled
Mentally/Emotionally Disabled
Physically Disabled

Description

Onsite dietary manager plans and prepares breakfast. lunch and a snack for participants following CACFP guidelines Monday through Friday.

In 2016, 20,200 meals were served at a cost of approximately $1,100. per month - amazing!!

Free meals to homeless veterans Monday - Friday during hours of operation.


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Evidence of Program's Success

Participants DO enjoy their meals at Elderhaus, and in 2016, 20,200 meals were served on less than $1,100. a month!
Elderhaus also sponsors, prepares & serves a free Thanksgiving Dinner/noon meal the Friday before Thanksgiving for participants, their family members, volunteers, employees, homeless veterans, community members and all affiliated with our programs. Due to their low/very low income levels, for many, this is their Thanksgiving celebration.

Donate Space to Other Non-Profits

Class

Community, Business & Industry 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizen
Other Named Groups

Description

Elderhaus donates some of our space to other non-profit organizations:

Conference space donated to other non-profits for meetings, etc.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Collaboration effort between CSU OT and Elderhaus is one of the few Community based OT internships in the country. This is an emerging field and is expected to grow exponentially as more boomers age and require care. This field is an area that will help people to remain at home and not incur the devastating costs to individuals and communities that long term care facilities can provoke.

This large, beautiful space is donated to many local non-profits to have meetings and retreats as requested.

Eagles Club

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens
Male Adults
Mentally/Emotionally Disabled
Military/Veterans
Physically Disabled

Description

This is a "club" that allows the men to get together and talk, discuss sports, current events, anything on their mind. The group meets 3 days a week and anyone can join in or opt out on a daily basis.

The group participates in activities such as basket ball, ping pong, billards, boche ball, gardening, marbles, woodworking and other crafts. They occasionally go out to a coffee shop, or a "pub" to watch sports as well as events such as attending a livestock aution.

Local facilities are utilized such as parks, the Senior Center, and our own facilities.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Feedback of participants, families, staff and volunteers, continued desire to participate.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Support Group

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Females
Males
Mentally/Emotionally Disabled
Military/Veterans
Physically Disabled

Description

An opportunity for those with a TBI to meet once a week, in a conference room apart from the Elderhaus and Mindset locations, to discuss their personal situation, their struggles and efforts to integrate back in to society. Participants share their dreams from their preinjury life and their current reality.

They share tricks and methods to improve their physical and mental limitations and encourage each other in pursueing their dreams. Examples include a desire to participate in the paralympics, getting back on a bicycle, and achieving greater independence.

This program is just a few months old, but we are seeing success and increasing support of each other. Participants are problem solving and leave the room with apparent excitement and renewed optimism.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Continued participation and renewed sense of ability by participants. Survey results at end of year.

ALT Adapting Life Together

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens
Mentally/Emotionally Disabled
Military/Veterans
Physically Disabled

Description

Adapting Life Together
Adapting Life Together (ALT): This unique service is an opportunity to build independence, improve self-esteem and learn. Participants must apply to this program and each session is three months. Clients and their families set goals. Accomplishments are recognized in mini and major victories.

ALT Activities:
• Yoga - an instructor teaches stretching and relaxation.
• Culinary Arts - teaching menu planning, shopping on a budget, food preparation, and kitchen safety.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Improved job productivity, improved self-esteem, confidence, relationship skills and improved ability to perform skills of daily living. Results of informal feedback and our annual survey.

Operation Salute Program (OSP)

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizen
Mentally/Emotionally Disabled
Military/Veterans
Physically Disabled
Physically Disabled nec

Description

Operation Salute is a program designed for veterans. One of the biggest issues facing veterans is social isolation. Future plans for this program include a Veteran's Center to provide a relaxing, safe place for them to meet with one another, obtain updated information regarding veteran benefits, attend workshops, participate in the Veteran's Network, and meet with veteran service organizations. The program will be integrated into our county in several phases in order to connect veterans in Northern Colorado with the services they need.

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Evidence of Program's Success

An increased number of veterans attending meetings and activites at Elderhaus. Increased comfort level and improved skills as stated by participants, facilitators, staff, volunteers.

Formal and informal feedback.

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