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SERVICESFORSENIORSAsthepopulationweserveageswerealizetheimportanceofspecialprogramsforseniorcitizenswithdisabilities.QCPGeriatricDayServicesalsoknownastheCommunityConnectionsCenterprovidesrecreationandleisureopportunitiesforindividualswhowanttoretirecompletelyoronapart-timebasis.TheCommunityConnectionsCenterprovidesservicesbothin-houseandinthecommunity.Insideourmainfacilityparticipantscantakepartinactivitiesincludingartmusiccookinggamesphotographyretirementplanningadvocacyservicesandhealtheducation.Community-basedactivitiesincludetripstosportseventsmuseumslocaltheaterandrecreationalvenuesforbowlingandbocce.TheCommunityConnectionsCenteralsooffersopportunitiesforseniorswithdevelopmentaldisabilitiestoattendlocalseniorcenterswiththesupportandassistanceoftrainedstaff.RESIDENTIALSERVICESWeopenedourrstresidentialfacilityin1979inJamaicaEstates.WenowoperatesixIntermediateCareFacilitiesICFsandthreeIndividualResidentialAlternativesIRAsservingtheneedsof78adultswithdevelopmentaldisabilities.Eachresidenceprovidesasafehome-likeenvironmentwhereindividualscanincreasetheirdailylivingskillsrelaxafterreturningfromdaytimeactivitiesandparticipateinrecreationalandsocialactivities.FiveofthesixICFslocatedinBellerosearedesignedtomeettheneedsofpeoplewhoarenon-ambulatoryandhaveseverephysicallimitations.Theseresidencesarefurnishedwithadaptiveequipmentwhichenablesmaximumindependence.TheRobertT.GrohresidencelocatedinJamaicaEstatesserveseightseniorcitizenswithdevelopmentaldisabilities.Herewefocusondesigningage-appropriateservicestomeettheneedsofthegeriatricpopulation.OurIRAsareinvariousneighborhoodsthroughoutQueens.Eachofourresidencesisstaffed24hoursaday.Eachresidenthasanindividualizedtreatmentplandevelopedbyaninterdisciplinaryteamwithafullarrayofclinicalandhabilitativeservicesavailable.ResidentsattendavarietyofprogramsduringthedaysomeoperatedbyQCPsomeprovidedbyothercommunityagencies.SeveralresidentsareinQCPsPre-VocationalprogramothersgototheCommunityConnectionsProgramforseniorsoroneofourDayHabilitationPrograms.RecreationisalsoasignicantportionofQCPsresidentialservices.Residentschoosetoparticipateinavarietyofrecreationalactivities.7