Moving to a new campus
In the coming weeks, adults in the community with developmental disabilities who are served by Catholic Charities Adult Day Services will move into a fully renovated building on its new campus at 2235 W. 37th St. N.
The new building is bright and welcoming, offering 26,500 square feet, or about 11,000 more square footage than the current buildings – designed with program participants in mind.
The building had a top to bottom remodel, thanks to generous donors who contributed or pledged more than $5 million to the Blessing Families, Enriching Lives capital campaign.
Take a peek into our progress with this virtual hard hat tour from February 17.
“The participants will enjoy 10 spacious program rooms and a large multipurpose room for communal dining and large group activities,” said Wendy Glick, Catholic Charities executive director. “All are connected by wide hallways of smooth, polished concrete floors. The 24 ADA-compliant bathrooms, three large changing rooms and a roll-in shower will make meeting daily hygiene needs a breeze.”
Sensory room and outdoor recreation area
Glick expects two of the most popular new features to be sensory room inside the building and an accessible recreation area outside. The sensory room will help participants develop coping skills for external stimuli, while the outdoor space, to be constructed this summer, includes a splash pad, canopy-covered picnic area, percussion and tactile equipment, swinging equipment and a large multi-purpose area for a variety of activities. The entire outdoor area will be encompassed by a wide, concrete walking path and will be fenced.
Affordable, quality day program
Adult Day Services is a licensed adult care home which provides affordable, quality day programs Monday through Friday. It meets the standards of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. The staff strives to enrich the lives of program participants by serving them with dignity and respect, helping each participant meet his or her highest potential for independence.
Provided services include group and individual activities, socialization, education programs, care coordination, transportation, nursing care and nutritious meals and snacks. There is a sliding fee scale available for those without funding or insurance.
Adult Day Services is enrolling
There are immediate openings to enroll new participants in the day programs at ADS. The quality day programs are designed for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and seniors coping with Alzheimer’s, dementia or loneliness. For more information, all (316) 942-2008.
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St. Joseph Pastoral Center
437 North Topeka st.
Wichita. KS 67202-2431
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The Wichita Diocese covers 20,021 square miles and includes 25 counties in the southeast corner of the state. It is home to over 114,000 Catholics in 90 parishes.