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The Our House Gang is a Day Treatment and Training program that focuses on mental, physical and emotional stimulation.  The program was designed around a physically active schedule to help stimulate brain activity and receptiveness to learning.  We teach basic life skills in a home setting to allow for a seamless learning experience for 7 hours a day, 5 days a week.

This program is ideal for anyone with a loved one that has mild cognitive impairments that has aged out of the school system and would like to see this individual grow in to an independent member of the community.  Activities and skill sets will include but not limited to:

Academic | Life Skills | Health & Fitness | Social Skills

      1. Reading comprehension
      2. Typing Skills
      3. Personal Contact Info
      4. Analog Time Recognition
      5. Digital Time Recognition
      6. Basic Handwriting Skills / Name Writing Skills
      7. Sorting Coins by type
      8. Sorting Currency by denomination
      9. Counting Money
      10. Safety/Survival Skills to include sign and word recognition

We all wish to see our loved ones develop quality independent life skills so they are capable to conquer the world on their own. At The Our House Gang day program, we help develop and nourish these skills such as:

  1. Simple Housekeeping Chores
  2. Laundry Chores
  3. Healthy Meal Planning
  4. Preparing simple meals
  5. Reading/Understanding Expiration Dates
  6. Gardening Chores
  7. Mechanical  Maintenance Chores

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It has been scientifically proven that there is a deep connection between the brain and exercise. Through physical activity, you can increase the receptiveness of the mind and create a better foundation to learn. We begin everyday with stretching and low impact exercise

  1. Swimming Activity
  2. Bike riding (we use specially designed low rider recumbent bikes)
  3. Bowling Activity
  4. Recreational Sports
  5. Aerobic or Dance Exercise
  6. WII Fitness and WII Sport
  7. Hiking
  8. Fitness Goals will be tracked and recorded
  9. Personal Hygiene
  10. Dental Care (it is a known fact that poor dental care not only affects oral health, but it can cause poor general health).

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Hard work and good behavior is rewarded at Our House with weekly outings to a variety of activities. Everything from bowling, trips to the library, restaurants, and live events such as ball games and concerts. While out in the community we extend the education and continue to build on quality of life skills, teaching important lessons regarding personal dangers, appropriate behaviors with peers and many more social skills that allow them to seamlessly mold in to the community.

  1. Recognize and avoid personal danger or personally harmful situations
  2. Practice appropriate personal behaviors while with peers and in the community.
  3. Communicate socially to others, understandably, without the use of aggressive behaviors or withdrawing.
  4. Communicate individually their wants and needs clearly to others.
  5. Practice personal hygiene safety.

Community Activities will include, but not limited to:

    1. Volunteering their skills and talents to those in the community
    2. Library
    3. Field Trips of interest or meaning to those in attendance
    4. Eating out
    5. Sporting Events
    6. Community Events

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Personal Time activities are not limited to this list, but will be activities of consumer’s choice. Some of the activities can be:

  1. Reading
  2. Games
  3. Puzzles
  4. TV
  5. Movies
  6. Arts and crafts
  7. Relaxation
  8. Listening to music

Contact our office to request a Welcome Packet. If you are seeking new habilitation or respite providers, we will get the information we need and contact you as soon as we have a potential match. If you currently have a provider in mind for your loved one, we will explain the application process and help you get started as quickly as possible.