Adults Living Large

Adults Living Large is an adult day program designed for adults 18 years and older. This program will provide year-round social and recreational activities to increase independence and enhance quality of life. Weekly activities include field trips in the community, exercise, cooking, shopping, budgeting, laundry, arts & crafts, games, gardening, service projects, and many more! The ALL Program offers flexibility for parents and their busy schedules. Parents have the option to sign up for one to five days per week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday). Centralized transportation is offered for this program for an additional fee. To schedule a tour or for information, contact Ashlee O’Hern at 815-407-1819 ext. 200 or email at aohern@nwcsra.org.

 

Monthly Program Calendar

 

Program Guidelines

Attendance Policy

Notify the program staff by 8:00am if you are unable to attend program that day. If a staff does not answer the program phone (630-327-7902) leave a voicemail with your name, number, and a brief message. NWCSRA does not issue credit for absences unless a doctor’s note is provided.

Late Drop Off and Pickup Policy

NWCSRA understands unforeseen circumstance occur. The Adults Living Large day program has a program phone that guardians can call to inform the staff of their child’s late arrival. Leave a message with your name, number, and brief message if a staff member does not answer. Staff have been instructed to start the program promptly at 9:00am. If you are late to program and did not notify staff and the group left for an outing, guardians are responsible for waiting in the lobby with their child until the group returns or guardians can meet the group at the location of their outing.

Guardians, if you are going to be late to pick up your child from program, call the program phone to let the staff know. Leave a message with your name, number, and brief message if a staff member does not answer. Consistent late drop off and/or pickups will be fined. Fees will be assessed if a parent/guardian is continually late after a reminder letter, phone call, or email is issued and must be paid prior to participation in future programs.

16-30 minutes late: $5
31-45 minutes late: $10
45-60 minutes late: $15

Behavior Expectations

Northern Will County Special Recreation Association encourages and promotes the concept of fun for everyone. However, certain rules and guidelines have been established to ensure the safety and enjoyment for everyone. Participants, staff, volunteers, and parents/guardians are expected to exhibit appropriate behavior at all times. Additional rules may be developed for particular programs and athletic leagues as deemed necessary by staff. Staff, participants, volunteers, and parents/guardians shall:

• Show respect to all participants, staff, volunteers, and parents.
• Abstain from using abusive or foul language.
• Refrain from causing bodily harm to other participants, staff, coaches, volunteers, and parents/guardians.
• Demonstrate respect to equipment, supplies, uniforms, and facilities.
• Represent NWCSRA in a manner that is consistent with the goals, objectives, and ethics of the association.

A caring, positive approach will be utilized regarding the use of disciplinary methods. Additional or individual behavior management plans may be developed on the advice of parents, guardians, staff members, or other professionals. Northern Will County Special Recreation Association reserves the right to dismiss or suspend a participant if the above noted procedures are not adhered to, and/or parent/guardian response to a problem situation is not attempted. Each situation will be evaluated individually and on its own merit.

Program Attire

Participants are required to wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing as well as closed-toe shoes to program each day.

Medication

If your child will need to take medication during program, a Medication Dispense Waiver must be completed in order for our staff to give your child their medication. The program staff or a full-time staff member can provide you with the waiver. All medication must be in original dosage containers clearly labeled with your child’s name and dosage instructions. Please inform staff of any medication changes. This allows our staff to provide all the necessary information to a paramedic in an emergency situation.

Staff

The Adults Living Large day program function at a 1:6 staff to participant ratio. The ratio may vary according to the ability level of our participants and is changed at the discretion of the Supervisor of the Adults Living Large program.

Registration

The Adults Living Large day program is broken into three seasons: Winter/Spring, Summer, and Fall. A registration form will need to be completed each season and turned in with a payment before the start of the next season. If you need a payment plan, please contact Ashlee O’Hern at aohern@nwcsra.org or call 815-407-1819 ext. 200.

Schedule

A calendar is handed out during the last week of each month containing the major activities for the next month. The calendar may be subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances and may not be rescheduled. The program staff will do their best to notify guardians of any changes to the calendar a head of time.

Field Trips/Outings

The Adults Living Large day program schedules a variety of field trips. Please dress accordingly for each field trip. If special clothing or instructions are required, our staff will inform guardians ahead of time.

Lunch

Bring a completely disposable sack lunch each day. Be advised that we do not always have access to a microwave depending upon the activities that are happening that day. The Adults Living Large program will cook lunch on a rotating basis, which will be indicated on the monthly calendar. If your child is a picky eater or has dietary restriction, please bring your own lunch on the days we cook.

The Adults Living Large day program does go out to lunch occasionally. The cost of these lunches is included in the program fee; however, the program budget is limited. The agency will only pay for the basic lunch items such as a burger, fry, and a drink. A large size, milkshakes, deserts, onion rings, multiple of a lunch item, etc. are not included in the budget unless staff inform parents otherwise. Guardians can send their child with extra money to purchase the items that are not within the program budget. If your child is unable to communicate their food choice to the staff, guardians should write their lunch order on a piece of paper and give it to a program staff member.