Potential participants must contact their WRHA (Winnipeg Regional Health Authority) Case Coordinator (if present) or the WRHA intake line (204-788-8330) and request a referral to the Leisure Education adult day program. This referral must come to Independent Living Resource Centre by fax or mail.
The program is open to any person with a disability.
Applicants do not need to be receiving Home Care to be eligible for the program.
For further information, please contact:
A crisis or counseling service:
If the consumer is seeking a counselor, the L. Ed. Consultant will refer them to a suitable agency.
A System of Dependencies:
L. Ed. does not create an organized group of activities and it is not an everyday program. Under the system of consumer control, participants will meet with the program consultant at regular intervals to ensure ongoing participation in activities and to discuss individual concerns and targets. Program graduation goals are realized when consumers are informed and educated enough to perform leisure activities independently, the inherent goal of the program itself.
For Those Not Inclined To Change:
This program is all about change, growth and the personal achievement of a positive, independent lifestyle.GandhiBe the change you want to see in this world.
The program moves through a 3-stage process of self awareness, community awareness and community participation where each stage demonstrates understanding of self and environment in a way that promotes ownership of the process in moving from isolation to independence. Some steps include:
- Initially the role of the Consultant is to build a trusting relationship with the participant, in order to gain insight and create dialogue around program parameters and consumer expectations. From this the consumer initiates a plan that recognizes timelines and activities that will lead to the goal of graduation from the program.
- The Leisure Education Consultant meets with participants one-on-one for a few hours every two weeks to discuss resources, activities and goals. They elaborate on plans to attain full participation in leisure activities.
- Participants will utilize other program supports such as "Leisure Buddies," complimentary passes, a peer-support network of consumers, Information and Referral and many other resources that facilitate engagement in new recreational activities in the community.