The Daybreak Program primarily serves a more mature group of individuals with intellectual disabilities who are more oriented toward retirement and may require some degree of medical supervision. The program is recreational based and addresses both leisure/socialization needs as well as health issues, if necessary. Services for individuals are funded by the Developmental Disabilities Administration and are offered Monday-Friday, 8:00am-3:15pm in a cheerful, inviting, and comfortable handicapped-accessible facility.
The program staff provides quality care in a nurturing and compassionate environment. Nutritious meals and snacks are provided and modified as necessary in accordance with physician’s orders and under the recommendation of a licensed dietician. The Program Specialist plans a monthly calendar of events, which accommodates each participant’s preferences and abilities. Typical on site activities include bingo, crafts, chair-yoga, exercise and music appreciation. Performance artists including magicians, singers and storytellers are frequent visitors to the program. Community integrated activities take place on a regular basis and include trips to the movies, restaurants, Hagerstown Sun’s baseball games, and local parks along with various other outings based on the needs and preferences of the individuals served.
For more information about the Daybreak Program, please contact Jim Hurley, Senior Director of Day and Employment Services, at (301) 797-0052.