Day care centers for people with disabilities; Employees--Training of
Engagement in purposeful activities is vital in supporting function, health, and well-being of individuals (Horowitz & Chang, 2004). The purpose of this project was to create and provide occupation based activity kits and an educational manual along with staff training for Cascade Park Active Day (CPAD), an Adult Day Healthcare center. This resource aimed to enhance clients’ engagement in purposeful occupations, thus leading to an increase in quality of life. This was accomplished through structured, client centered, and occupation based activities. Based on the needs of CPAD, the manual consisted of twenty activities all including a purposeful activity, recommended cognitive level, activity materials, and directions. In addition, a set of skilled directions on how to grade components of the activity enabled the facilitator to modify and adapt activities in order to better meet a client’s individual needs and enhance occupational performance.
Kirsten Wibur, MSOT, ORT/L
Tatiana Kaminsky, PhD, OTR/L
Date of Completion
Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)
Date of Award
University of Puget Sound