Adult Day Services
Magnolia is pleased to offer a continuum of adult day opportunities for individuals who are 18 years of age and older and with developmental disabilities. We support adults in seeking challenging and varied opportunities to learn new skills, pursue individual interests, and attain lifelong goals and dreams. Depending on the specific program supported employment, employment training or day habilitation—Magnolia offers valuable and creative opportunities for:
- gaining new skills
- becoming more independent
- joining in community activities
- contributing to the lives of others
- engaging in meaningful work
Individualized service plans (ISP’s), which emphasize person-centered planning, encourage clients to participate in designing and choosing their own activities. Day Habilitation programs focus on skills development, increased self-sufficiency, volunteer opportunities, and community integration.
- Sheltered Workshop
- Day Habilitation/Community access
- Supported Employment
- Volunteer Jobs
Magnolia offers a continuum of adult day opportunities for individuals who are at least 18 years of age and who have a developmental disability. We support people in seeking challenging and varied opportunities to learn new things, pursue individual interests, and attain lifelong goals and dreams. Depending on the specific program - SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT, EMPLOYMENT TRAINING, or DAY HABILITATION – Magnolia offers valuable and creative opportunities for:
Gaining new skills
Becoming more independent
Joining in community activities
Contributing to the lives of others
Engaging in meaningful work
Individual Service Plans which emphasize person-centered planning, encourage people to participate in designing and choosing their own activities. Our Day Habilitation programs focus on skills development, increased self-sufficiency, volunteer opportunities, and community integration.
Day Habilitation/Community Access
Sheltered Workshop and Pre-Vocational Training
Day-Habilitation and Community Access
Day Habilitation is a facility-based program for people who need alternative programming and/or intensive physical assistance (such as transferring, personal care, medical assistance, and other activities of daily living). Group size is smaller to ensure quality of care. Self-help skills training along with ample opportunity for socialization and stimulation are part of this program. For people with significant disabilities, specific support programs are developed using person centered planning to identify and consider the needs, interests, likes and dislikes of the person.
In addition to activities at Magnolia, participation in community activities provides opportunities for skills training, socialization, and interaction with others. Special needs are addressed as necessary and natural supports are developed within the community for greater socialization opportunities.
- Meals on Wheels
- Audubon Zoo
- Longue Vue Gardens
- City Park Botanical Gardens
- St. Joseph’s Nursing Home
Senior Activity Program: Our “Sunshine Center” was developed to meet the needs of people with developmental disabilities who have grown older and are interested in “retiring” from their previous work environment. This program is based on the individual’s needs and interests and may include outings in the community, exercise programs, and/or volunteering. Special needs are addressed as necessary and natural supports are developed within the community for greater socialization opportunities.
Mobile Work Crews & Magnolia-Operated Enterprises
The crew model gives the individual a “stepping stone” towards greater independence while providing the safety and security of a permanent staff person. In many instances, individual placement follows as the person develops job skills. A crew can work at a site in the community or at one of the Magnolia-operated enterprises.
At the present time, Magnolia has crews who perform janitorial work in the community. In addition, we operate a kitchen/cafeteria/catering business that employs ten individuals, a nursery/horticulture operation maintaining our campus and group homes as well as growing plants used in gift baskets, a kitchen producing quantities of sauces, jams, and jellies, and our gift shop, Special Creations. These businesses are used both as a place of employment, and as a training ground for crew members who have limited work experience. Crew members work side-by-side with people who do not have disabilities.
For people who want to work in the community, our Supported Employment staff is available to help and support people in finding, learning, and keeping a job. Currently, people are working in restaurants, grocery stores, a coffee shop, a clothing store, and a bowling alley.
For individuals not interested in a paying job, volunteer placement in the community is an option. The same care and time that is given to finding an appropriate competitive job is also taken when developing a volunteer position.
Excellent skills can be developed in a volunteer job that could eventually lead to individual employment. Additionally, volunteering allows the person to experience socialization and interaction with members in our community that may not otherwise be available to that individual. A feeling of self-worth and confidence is the reward for such a service. This also provides our clients the opportunity to be on the givingend, rather than the receiving end of our community.
Currently individuals from Magnolia volunteer in the community at various locations including local schools, parks, the food bank, St. Joseph’s Nursing Home, Longue Vue Gardens, City Park, and the Audubon Zoo. We also deliver meals to seniors in our community through the Meals on Wheels program. The future holds great promise for the expansion of this program. New volunteer positions are always being sought.
If you would like more information on our Vocational and Adult Day Services, call the following: (504) 731-1387