Koinonia’s Senior Services supports and serves aging adults with developmental disabilities to promote their dignity and independence.
On “Contact” with London Mitchell, John L. Martin, Director of the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, discusses aging in the DD system and implications for individuals with disabilities and their caregivers.
As health care and medical technology make significant advances, people with developmental disabilities are living longer. These individuals grow older at faster rates and in more prominent ways than the non-disabled person. Many people with developmental disabilities reach points of aging while in their late 30’s and early 40’s. They are faced with the challenges of retirement and the need to remain engaged and fulfilled in their senior years. (Association on Aging with Developmental Disabilities)
Koinonia Enterprise’s Senior Services has a number of on-going activities specifically designed to meet the interests of seniors who have developmental disabilities. In addition to field trips, arts and crafts, music therapy, and volunteer opportunities, we also offer our clients health and wellness programs combined with supervised nursing care. Senior Services provide the foundation to build strong social, recreational, and community relationships that help our clients get the most enjoyment out of their retirement years.
Our primary focus is the promotion of an environment that is receptive to the discovery of recreational alternatives, the improvement of an individual’s leisure skills, and enhancement of the retirement experience for our senior population. Recreational alternatives and community integration is emphasized through self-determined choices and specifically-tailored experiences aimed at the senior-age individual
Senior Services provide the foundation to build strong social, recreational, and community relationships that ensure our clients remain engaged throughout retirement