Promoting Healthy, Active Lifestyles
HAP's adult daycare provides our cherished Elders with activities and opportunities to improve their health and well-being. We offer a rich curriculum including daily gentle exercise, entertainment, arts and crafts, intergenerational activities, current events discussions, lectures by guest speakers and field and shopping trips. HAP welcomes refugee and immigrant Elders from the Hmong, Karen, Vietnamese and Somali communities. Social, Health & Educational Activities
Too often refugee and immigrant Elders become isolated because of language barriers and poor health. HAP's Adult Daycare Center provides a safe place where Elders can meet with old friends and make new ones. Activities are designed to engage Elders to help their mental and physical health. Elders enjoy guest speakers presenting on a variety of topics, field trips, shopping trips, games and many other activities. A physical therapist visits regularly to help Elders customize exercise plans that are right for them. Food
Ethnic meals are prepared fresh every day for each of the ethnic groups attending the Center. Healthy, tasty Hmong, Karen, Vietnamese and Somali entrees and snacks are served. A nutritionist consults with the HAP cook regularly to make sure all meals are nutritious and appropriate for specific health needs and conditions.Special Services
In addition to daily activities and events, HAP staff help Elders with their daily living needs, such as translating letters, paying bills, scheduling appointments and transportation. We realize that Elders need help with tasks that they are not able to do themselves . We are committed to helping Elders in this way. Other special services are arranged with area clinics so that Elders can receive regular blood pressure and cholesterol screenings, flu shots, and other needed preventative care.Cost
Costs for Elders enrolled with MSHO providers or have an Elderly Waiver will be covered by those health plans. Elders who do not have health coverage will receive assistance from staff to sign up for a health care plan.Staff
HAP employs Hmong, Karen, Vietnamese and Somali staff to serve all Elders in the Center. These staff understand the special needs of our refugee and immigrant Elders and work to ensure Elders receive high quality care and services based on their respective cultural needs and practices. How can you join the Center?
Elders who are age 60 or older are invited to join HAP's Adult Daycare Center. HAP is licensed to serve 40 Elders each day. Waiting lists are maintained. Contact the Center Coordinator at 651-495-9160 for more information.