Creating Meaningful Days

Adult day programs allow individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities to socialize and explore interests in a safe, welcoming environment.

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About Day Programs

We offer adult day programs at all three of our campus locations with activities and outings oriented toward personal interests. Individuals who are more interested in preparing for employment and higher education may prefer our Transitions program.

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Adult Day Center | Fort Wayne

The Adult Day Center at our Easterseals Arc campus organizes participants into groups based on age, desire for community outings and medical needs. This allows us to plan activities, classes and outings that appeal to the interests and needs of the individuals in each group. However, participation is fluid, and individuals can choose to engage in any group or activity.

Many of our outings focus on forming community connections, such as joining classes at the Community Center, libraries, Wellspring, the YMCA and more. Additional outings include area festivals, seasonal activities, plays and movies, and area attractions such as the zoo and conservatory.

We provide a nutritious hot lunch, as well as an afternoon snack, in the Adult Day Center. If a participant has strict dietary restrictions, he or she may be asked to bring a lunch.

Creative Learning Center | Columbia City

The Creative Learning Center at Easterseals Passages offers a variety of programs.

  • Spotlight Avenue brings live arts and theater to the individuals served by Passages. In March 2017, the Spotlight Avenue group put on their first live performance. The event continues to grow with each new year.
  • The Bridge 333 Art Studio encourages self-expression, independent decision making and meaningful connections with others. It’s structured yet free-flowing, offering a positive and engaging environment for individuals of all abilities. Our artists are free to create original art and collaborate with others, including staff and members of the community. We are enhancing community connections by participating at various local marketplaces. The studio is organized with a variety of creative stations including painting, sewing, hand stitching, ceramics, paper-mache, building, woodworking and others. By taking time to discover each person’s interests and capabilities, Bridge 333 allows them to become more fully integrated in community life.
  • Karate classes began recently, and additional new classes and activities will continue to be added based on participant interests.

The Learning Center | Angola

The Learning Center at Easterseals RISE offers instruction and leisure activities based on the preferences, abilities and needs of the individual.

We work with clients to develop a selection of class offerings that cover a wide range of topics from math skills to emotional intelligence to self-advocacy, and we partner with community organizations to coordinate opportunities outside of our facility, such as ice skating classes at Trine University or training service animals at a local animal shelter.

The Learning Center is also home to Just Be Artistry, which offers creative expression through painting and woodworking.

Service Locations

Easterseals Arc

For more information about services at Easterseals Arc in Fort Wayne, please contact Aimee Green at agreen@esarc.org or 260.456.4534 ext. 276.

Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

4919 Coldwater Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Easterseals RISE in Angola

For more information about services at Easterseals RISE, please contact Aimee Green at agreen@esarc.org or 260.456.4534 ext. 276.

Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

1600 Wohlert St, Angola, IN 46703

Easterseals Passages

For more information on services at Easterseals Passages, please contact Aimee Green at agreen@esarc.org or 260.456.4534 ext. 276

Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

333 N Oak St, Columbia City, IN 46725

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