Day Program Goes Virtual
Where There is a Will… There is a Way
New Concepts for Living is proud to announce that, in response to COVID-19 and the subsequent quarantines and shut-downs, we have implemented virtual solutions for our Adult Achievement Center (Day Program) and Behavioral Services.
Many organizations were forced to close due to the pandemic, which is especially challenging for our population. All participants of our Achievement Center have been quarantined at home, either at one of our Community Residences (group homes), with family at their own homes or in other agency homes.
For the past few months, these individuals have had limited socialization, which is vital to their well-being. This minimal interaction with others can increase behaviors and have a negative impact on social progress and development.
The State recently outlined a plan for agencies like ours to offer virtual day programs to our residents and achievement center participants.
“We immediately sprinted into action. Our Information Technology, Residential, Behavioral and Day Program Directors collaborated and coordinated, and we were ready to go with the appropriate staff, programming, and technology in only a matter of days. We started a full day of robust Achievement Center activities on Monday – the very first day,” explained CEO Steve Setteducati. “I am so proud of our team.”
Activities to date have included “Socialization” (sharing what everyone has been up to since the Achievement Center closed), music therapy, game group, reading group, exercise group and the list continues to grow.
Feedback from our participants and their families has been overwhelmingly positive. NCFL is committed to enhancing our virtual programming in our mission to be the premier provider of services for the deserving individuals in our care.