Day Program for Adults with Disabilities in Lancaster PA
Turning surviving into really living
Just as it is important for all of us, it is important for people with disabilities to get out of their homes and into the community to learn, to grow, and to share experiences with others. Everyone needs a place to go, something to do, people to see, and something to look forward to in their daily lives.
An active life is a happier life
UDS provides an active life-skills day program to help mentally alert adults with physical and other disabilities find focus, use their gifts and talents, and enrich their lives. Our goal is to touch participants' lives in ways that enhance self-esteem, confidence, independence, decision-making skills, social interaction, and personal growth. This project is funded in part under a contract with the Lancaster County Office of Mental Health/Mental Retardation/Early Intervention.
Life enrichment activities, a la carte!
Participants are free to select activities that most interest them from a variety of customized social, recreational, and educational opportunities.Typical activities include painting, arts and crafts (participants' artwork has been shown and sold in local art galleries), family-focused events, life lessons, decision making, field trips to museums, restaurants, and shopping centers, publishing a monthly newsletter, performing concerts, discussions on history and politics.
UDS Adult Enrichment is available to Lancaster County residents, age 18 or older, with a physical or other disability. Participants must be able to indicate choices, participate in programming, be able to take their own medications, and make their personal care needs known.
An hourly rate is charged to participate in the activities. Fees may be covered through county, state or federal programs. UDS Adult Enrichment is licensed by the State of Pennsylvania.
Counties served in Pennsylvania
Enriching Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers are an important part of the UDS Adult Enrichment program. Our volunteer teachers enable us to offer specialized classes such as knitting, computer skills, music and Bible study. Some of our volunteers have been with us over 10 years, but we always welcome new people to come join us. If you have a special skill or talent to share and you'd like to make a difference in the lives of others, we'd love to talk to you. Consider being an Arts and Crafts Volunteer, a Budget Class Instructor, a Literacy Instructor or Homework Volunteer, a Lunch Helper, a Mobility Training Volunteer, a Needlework Volunteer, or a Special Events Volunteer.