LAKEMARY operates two Day Service Centers, one in Paola and one in Olathe, each of which provides a full continuum of supports, Monday through Friday. Many of the adults served by LAKEMARY have community employment as a goal. For some, basic skill development is key. For still others, pursuing meaningful leisure activities is most important. It is our goal to make every pursuit achievable for our adult clients, through our flexible menu of services.
Typically, about half of the adults who receive supports from LAKEMARY work in community jobs. Their success is supported by LAKEMARY staff’s skilled intervention in the development and maintenance of these jobs. Community employers have come to recognize the quality of employees they can hire through LAKEMARY, and appreciate the level of support that our staff will provide as needed. In addition, LAKEMARY provides a safety net for individuals when and if they lose their jobs in the community, by providing in-house work and all other types of support necessary to make the transition between jobs a successful and positive experience.
Through subcontracts with local manufactures, individuals have the opportunity to do paid work either in our service centers or in enclaves that go to local businesses. Individuals can work at the pace, and for the period of time that is comfortable for them; while allowing time and opportunity to pursue other important activities.
Training options include everything from basic personal hygiene courses to job interviewing skills to personal and social development discussion groups. The flexibility of LAKEMARY’s work services allows individuals to participate in this type of learning on an “as needed” basis.
For some individuals, employment is not a current goal. LAKEMARY supports this choice by providing an alternative program in which individuals can enjoy meaningful leisure activities, both in the community and in a warm homelike environment.
Throughout our 40 year history of providing services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, we have been immeasurably enriched by the efforts of people generously offering their services as a volunteer to our agency and to our individuals served. The most often quoted reason people give for why they volunteer is that they want to "give back to the community". Volunteering promotes personal growth, self-esteem and a deeper connection to one's community. With this spirit of volunteerism in mind, Lakemary Adult Day Services has developed and promotes opportunities for adults served to volunteer their services and time to other non-profit organizations and businesses.
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