Supported Retirement

Many individuals with developmental disabilities or with early onset dementia and under ministerial care are nearing retirement age. They no longer expected to attend day programs or work and their activities are more oriented to senior like activities – outings with other seniors, pursuing hobbies, being part of community seniors’ groups. WJS seniors’ programs offers services to individuals who are generally 55 years of age and up and who are, based on needs, ready for a slower paced environment and/or shorter days.

 

Our seniors’ programs focus is on therapeutic recreation and maintenance of current skill and mobility.

Programs in British Columbia

Located in Vancouver, WJS Canada’s Our Place Residential is a Complex Health and Behavior support program designed to provide services to adults with developmental disabilities and specialized health needs. The home is a licensed facility and falls under the Community Living British Columbia (CLBC) umbrella. The home has been in operation since 1990 and has evolved over the years as a model that provides programming for individuals who have “ageing in place” issues, some complex medical and behavioural needs as well as mobility and Alzheimer’s and/or Dementia issues.

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Choices Seniors’ Program is an activity based day program for persons with disabilities over the age of 65 or with early onset dementia. It is a social networking program for adults that are in their retirement years focusing on recreational/therapeutic activities. Services are designed to provide the seniors we serve with individualized support programs that maximize progress and independence, support unique strengths and qualities, encourage integration into the community while maintaining and developing skills.

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Programs in Alberta

WJS Canada has home/community-based programming to provide life-long support to adults who have “ageing in place” issues, behavioural needs as well as mobility and Alzheimer’s and/or Dementia issues. These services are available in Westlock, Barrhead, Athabasca, Bonnyville and Mundare.

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Mundare House is a lifetime home for men with high complex behaviour and health needs located in Mundare, Alberta. Our two older residents are developmentally delayed and living with a multitude of disabilities including Down Syndrome, Schizophrenia and Dementia.

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