For people who have brain injuries or physical disabilities, Rise’s Adult Day Programs offer a wide range of life enrichment activities on a customized schedule. These recreational, social, and creative activities, as well as the personal and medication assistance, provide people with opportunities to increase their personal choices, peer relationships, self-esteem, community skills and physical abilities.
Rise's Adult Day Program in Golden Valley is housed at the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute so that people can also participate in Courage Kenny's pool and fitness center as well as other therapeutic services. Rise's team of certified brain injury specialists assist people in increasing their independence and enhancing their development.
For instance, those who have an interest in art have the opportunity to participate in Art Speaks to explore and express themselves through a wide range of art media. Artists find their voice and may share it with others by displaying their artwork in public, private, and corporate sites throughout the Twin Cities area.
As people near retirement age, they may not be interested in working five days a week, but want to keep active. Rise’s Adult Day Program at the Emma B. Howe Northtown Family YMCA enables people to work a few days a week at CIP-Coon Rapids, as well as participate in fitness classes and healthy living activities at the YMCA the other weekdays. Rise also offers Adult Day Programming at the Mounds View YMCA.
Surrounded by the many friends she has made over the years, Sharon Wood celebrated the 25th anniversary of her coming to Rise's Adult Day Program in Golden Valley with a little party. In 1987, Sharon was just 29 years old, on the fast track with a promising career in television with Fox News when a drunk driver plowed into her car and changed her life forever. Suffering from severe head injuries, Sharon lay in a coma for 14 months before eventually regaining consciousness. Doctors gave her family little hope that Sharon would ever walk, talk, or respond to those around her. Sharon's fighting spirit, along with the strong love and support of her family, enabled her to continually improve. Today she maintains her strength and mobility with therapy, daily walks, and weekly swimming sessions. Sharon attends Adult Day five days a week and thrives on being with her friends and Rise team members and enthusiastically participates in a wide range of social, recreational, and creative activities.