Community-integrated locations enhance Rise’s Adult Day Programs services

Dec 5, 2018


Filling an ever-growing need in the community for day services for people who no longer wish to work due to their disability or their age, Rise offers five Adult Day Programs in the Twin Cities.
People, ages 18 through retirement, benefit from and enjoy participating in day activities, creating friendships, and developing new opportunities for personal growth.

The Adult Day Programs offer a wide range of leisure, physical, and learning activities, Monday through Friday, in five integrated community locations:

* Emma B. Howe Northtown Family YMCA in Coon Rapids. Serves people with intellectual
disabilities; open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* Fridley Community Cen-ter: Serves people with brain injuries and physical disabilities; open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* Maplewood YMCA / Community Center: Serves people with brain injuries, physical and intellectual disabilities; open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* Mounds View YMCA / Community Center: Serves people with intellectual disabilities; open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* New Brighton Community Center: Serves people with intellectual disabilities; open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Together with the person’s support team, Rise team members develop customized support plans for every person which are designed to meet their specific needs and interests.
Adult Day Program activities include:
* Music therapy
* Art therapy
* Cooking and nutrition * YMCA group classes & events
* Fitness and exercise activities
* Swimming
* Volunteer community service projects
* Picnics and outdoor activities
* Social activities such as pot lucks, discussion groups
* Community activities / special events like fairs, festivals and markets
* Learning activities, reading and discussion groups
* Medication administration

For more information or to make a referral, please contact Director Judy Andersen at 763-567-0626; email:

Photo: Team members and those served in Rise’s ADP program at the Fridley Community Center have been welcomed and integrated into the center’s activities, including senior stretch classes, potlucks, volunteering in the kids’ day care center and more. Recently Director Stephen Keillor had special t-shirts made for all of his staff and included Rise direct support professionals as well. They were proud to see “Rise” included in the Wordle on the shirt! From left are Colleen Olson, Habie Jalloh, Jayna Allshouse, Stephen Keillor, Lisa Heffner, and James Jones.

This article appears in the December 2018 issue of the Rise Reporter.


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