Daily Living Centers
Project: Our Daily Life Impact Oklahoma Programs
Since 1974, Daily Living Centers is the first and leading non-residential adult day services provider for senior adults and adults with disabilities ages 18 and older. We provide healthy meals, socialization, exercise, activities, community outings, health monitoring and door-to-door transportation. Our “participants” experience hope, joy and purpose while attending our centers. We provide caregivers relief from 24/7 duties so that they can work, rest, and have peace of mind. Caregivers often refer to our services as “lifesaving.”
We are currently serving ages 18 to 102! Many of our participants have physical and/or mental limitations or suffer from isolation and depression. Recently we hired Danielle, our first ever recreational therapist to help meet the needs of each participant. With the funds from the Impact Oklahoma Grant, she will lead efforts to improve educational programming, defined in three areas.
First, we will purchase educational resources for staff and caregiver training on specific diagnoses such as dementia. Second, the program will provide educational resources for participants that promote life skills, recreational skills, daily living skills, social skills, and occupational skills. Third, your support will change the life of Marcus and other participants that are wheelchair bound. Currently, Daily Living Centers doesn’t have the ability to transport ambulatory and wheelchair bound participants in the same vehicle. We will purchase an “Impact Oklahoma Van” that will allow Marcus and his friends the ability to ride together to attend educational outings.
With your support we will truly make an IMPACT on Oklahoma’s most vulnerable populations.
For more information visit our website at dlcok.org.