The adult recreation/education program provides extended day, after work, evening, and weekend activities for the adult members and families of the Charles River Center. Programs include:
- Clubs: Cooking, Walking, Bowling (Natick)
- Community Outings: These Saturday afternoon trips to local attractions are always popular
- Monthly Dances: Popular for over 30 years, these dances provide a place where adults can socialize and share their love of music and dancing
Extended Day Program
The Extended Day Program is a social and skill building program for individuals 18 and older. The program is offered Monday through Friday and runs from 3:00 - 5:30 pm. The program's primary goal is to encourage individuals to recognize and strengthen their abilities while having fun in a recreational environment.
For parents and caregivers who need to travel over a weekend, or who would just like a break while knowing their loved one is in good hands. The house is a two-bedroom that can accommodate up to four guests, aged 18 and over, who do not have serious ambulation issues. Drop off is at 3 pm on Friday and pickup is at 3 pm on Sunday. While at the house, participants take day trips, enjoy meals, watch movies and play games. For additional information, please contact Zohreh King at email@example.com
Adult Foster Care
Designed for those who want to live in a family setting with
an approved caregiver. Caregivers can be
relatives, friends and non-related people with the exception of a spouse or a
parent who is the guardian. Caregivers
are paid a tax-free daily stipend for the services they provide such as
assistance with activities of daily living, personal care, meal preparation and
transportation to appointments. The
“placement” is monitored regularly by an RN and a care manager who provide
support and education to the caregiver and the participant. The program is funded through
Our Individual Support services offer many of the same
services and supports that are available to people living in our Community
Residences to individuals living in their own apartments. The
primary focus of this program is to maximize independence and help
each individual fully participate in community life.
Charles River's team of professional staff provides flexible support and training, depending on the need of each individual. Typically, assistance is provided for:
- Money management
- Medical and dental appointments
- Life skills
Maintaining one's own household is a valued component of independent living and Charles River case managers work to support this goal.
All staff members are expected to obtain the Department of Developmental Services’ Medication Administration Program certification and be certified in First Aid/CPR. Each staff member receives training in fire safety, human rights, and self-determination. A registered nurse and certified professionals provide these trainings. Psychological and social work consultants provide additional support as needed.