UCP of the North Bay
Adult Day Program Update
July 17, 2020
Helping Participants through Personal Connection
“UCP of the North Bay would like to reassure our participants, family members, and the community that we are doing everything possible to stay socially connected by providing online training and education programs that support the continued health and well-being of the children and adults that we serve.”
Gone for Good, at their recent Family Night Meeting, presented a video tour of their facility showing some of the initial modifications in place for the eventual re-entry of their participants. The tour followed our Program Manager, Shane Clarkson, entering the facility through the warehouse as he explained the process of wearing a mask, having his temperature taken, and using hand sanitizer. Signs on all the entry doors explained the process for new arrivals. As the tour went on, you could see the arrows on the floor designating the direction that people must enter and exit to and from different areas.
Staff members working at the time were shown on production lines in small groups separated by equipment and distance. The tour ended at the front entrance, which is now reserved for guests only with the same safety checks in-place. Gone for Good will be presenting additional video tours as they get closer to re-opening. Our other Adult Employment Programs, WineBev Services and OADS, will be presenting their own video tours during their upcoming Family Night Meetings. We understand the anxiety that our participants and families may be experiencing with our eventual re-opening and we hope to alleviate some of that with our video tours.
For the week of July 9 through July 15, we presented 83 online classes with a total attendance of 1,950 averaging 23 participants per class. Our unduplicated weekly participant class attendance was Gone for Good 83%, WineBev Services 75%, OADS 70%, and Senior Program 52%. The combined enrollment for our Adult Day Programs remains at 260.
WineBev Services has received 96 of 102 potential responses to our Adult Day Program Survey. 72 participants are ready to return to work either on-site or in the community. The remaining 24 participants expressed that due to medical and personal issues they would rather continue with distance learning through our online classes. Our Employment Readiness Classes including Resume Preparation, Mock Interviews, and Career Explorations are averaging 25 to 30 participants per class. Our staff members continue to drive by some of our participant homes to visit from a distance and deliver groceries and supplies. This is addition to phone calls, online classes, and private WineBev Services Facebook meetings.
All 47 OADS participants completed our Adult Day Program Survey. 38 participants stated that they were willing to return to program. Of those participants, 5 were willing to return only if they were assigned community-based work or recreation activities. The remaining 9 participants expressed personal safety and medical issues as reasons for not wanting to return to the larger site.
Our employment classes continue to be well-attended, averaging 20 participants per class. We held our second Family Night Meeting this week. Among the comments made by our families was “how meaningful it is that our Outreach Program gives participants the ability to connect with each other, as well as staff members, online.” This week two of our staff members began working at WineBev Services to assist with their production demands.
61 of the 80 Adult Day Program Surveys have been returned. 45 participants were willing to return to program, while 16 would rather continue with their online classes due to safety or health issues. Our plan remains to offer site-based, community-based, and home-based activities from which our participants may choose at the outset of re-entry. Our employment skills and social skills classes are averaging 25 participants per class. One of our participants, who is a published author of two books, is reading her new story each week during our online Lunch Bunch Social Hour. This is increasing her self-confidence and ability to express her needs.
We are continuing to assist our 31 participants with completing their Adult Day Program Surveys. We have received 10 completed surveys, with 8 of those participants saying they were ready to return to program. The other two participants were concerned about medical issues and would prefer to continue with their online classes. Some of our staff members are assisting OADS with their Rohnert Park clean-up parks contract.
Supported Employment began our second full week with most of our participants working. Four of our six regular work crews are back at their work sites and are serving our partner businesses in the community. In situations where participants are unable to return to their work sites at this time, they are being assigned to other work crews until their businesses re-open. Individual Supported Employment participants are working regular hours supported by their Job Coaches. Individuals interested in Supported Employment should contact Tony Montoya, Supported Employment Manager, at 707-763-9807.