Work Skill Development
REM Ohio also offers Day Programs in which individuals can build valuable work skills while earning a paycheck. Learn more
Recreation and Social Programs
In our Recreation and Social Programs, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities explore new possibilities for friendships and participation in community life—all while enjoying fun, enriching activities of their own choosing.
With staff support, individuals choose and participate in activities that interest them and that are in keeping with their Individualized Service Plan. All of our activities are highly tailored to each individual’s interests, needs and strengths. Our specially trained staff partner with the individuals we serve to design activities that help them reach their full potential—whatever that means for them.
Stimulating Activities to Fuel Personal Growth
The adults we serve take an active role in choosing the activities they participate in each day. They help create a monthly activity calendar based on their interests and receive person-centered support from staff to help them meet their personal goals, from improving reading skills to learning to cook to participating in community activities.
Art – Adults learn to express themselves through crafts, painting and other creative projects.
Music – In our music therapy sessions, adults to learn to play instruments and participate in fun group activities such as karaoke and talent shows.
Cooking – Staff teach basic cooking and meal preparation to those who want to develop independent living skills.
Exercise – Group sports and Wii time develop social skills and physical fitness.
Computers – Adults learn basic computing skills such as using the Internet to learn about the world around them.
Community outings – Structured outings to parks, museums and other locations, and volunteer work help adults feel connected in their communities.
Games – From board games to cards to bingo, games offer a fun way to improve social and motor skills.
Reading – Adults improve reading skills and learn about subjects that interest them.
Learning – Adults explore the world around them through hands-on science projects, nature walks and other activities.
It’s All About Choice
We respect the personal preferences and choices of the adults we serve. Adults in our Recreation and Social programs choose activities that interest them, receiving as much support as they need or desire to be successful.
Connect with a Day Program
Ready to find out how REM Ohio’s Day Programs can help a family member or other adult in your community succeed? Find a location near you and contact us for more information.