Life Enrichment Day Services

Growth occurs when trusting, caring, and mutual relationships develop between people.

Exercising control over what's important and being able to express yourself are simple joys that enrich and provide greater daily independence. Riverside's Life Enrichment program provides adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunity for personal growth, independence, and quality living.

Hours are Monday through Friday 9am-3pm

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Life Enrichment Programs

Clinical Services

Clinical Services

Clinical consultations are provided by specialists including Occupational, Physical, Speech/language and Behavioral Therapists. These clinicians help promote skills that lead to healthier, more independent quality living.

Examples of areas addressed by our professional team:

  • Assistive technology
  • Ambulation/mobility training
  • Expressive and receptive language skills
  • Fine motor manipulation and dexterity
  • Social integration skills
  • Daily living skills
Developmental Skills

Developmental Skills/Quality of Life

Developmental skills are abilities that most of us take for granted such as: using the telephone, taking the bus, making decisions, grocery shopping, or cooking a meal.

Examples of services which promote people's personal growth, dignity, and self-respect are:

  • Building relationships
  • Making choices
  • Solving problems
  • Promoting human rights
  • Enhancing personal well-being
  • Self-advocating
  • Developing effective communication skills
  • Increasing independence in activities of daily living
Nursing Services

Nursing Services

Nursing Services are available on site throughout the week in order 
to promote the health and well-being of the people who attend 
Life Enrichment.

The Nursing team:

  • Coordinates the medical services received at Riverside with the participants' primary care physician, other health-care providers, human service professionals, and family members
  • Provides medical case management
  • Provides medical interventions such as respiratory care, medication administration, and enteral feedings
Alternative Therapies

Alternative Therapies

Life Enrichment uses alternative therapies not only for the health benefits of these activities, but also for the achievement of its more traditional clinical goals and objectives. Alternative therapies offer different mediums by which to explore and experience the environments that are both unique and stimulating.

Examples of the innovative practices used at Riverside are:

  • Music therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Sensory Integration therapy
  • Relaxation therapy
  • Pet therapy
  • Horticulture
  • Yoga
Community Membership

Community Membership

Community membership and integration are pivotal components of services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They evolve through a process of consistent participation in community activities in which the general population engages.