Helping Kansans with disabilities to live and work in our community by promoting choices, independence and a better life.
Helping Kansans with disabilities to live and work in our community by promoting choices, independence and a better life.
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Encore

The Encore Center for Lifelong Enrichment (referred to as Encore) is a daytime activity program for seniors with developmental disabilities. Encore’s mission is to provide people with daytime activities that address their physical, social, spiritual, psychological, sensory, and natural support needs.

Encore serves:

  • People of retirement age (50+)
  • People who want to remain active in their community
  • People who want to participate either part-time or full-time
Activities:

Participants set their own daily activity schedule for the month. They can choose what they do and when they do it.

Day activities may include:

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    • Picnics
    • Senior Center activities
    • Current events
    • Morning coffee
    • Out for breakfast
    • Fishing
    • Gardening
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Baseball games
    • Visiting flea markets
    • Taking walks
    • Visiting museums
    • Chair aerobics and exercise
    • Tai Chi
    • Shopping at the malls
    • Watching movies and singing/listening to oldies
    • Pottery
    • Day trips

Staff Support:

  • Staff must have a high school diploma, pass background checks, and complete an initial two-week orientation, including classes such as CPR, First Aid, MANDT, and medication training
  • Staff receives training on aging related topics.
  • Program participants will have opportunities to express the qualities they prefer in the staff who work with them.
  • Level of supervision is based on needs.

Health and Safety:

  • KETCH staff administers medicines, checks blood pressure and weight, monitors diets.
  • The Encore center is an enclosed, private, secure facility.
  • Monthly fire drills and seasonal tornado drills.
  • Licensed nursing staff are available.
  • KETCH maintains a safety program. KETCH believes it is everyone’s responsibility to ensure the safety of others.

 

For admissions information or to schedule a tour please call 316.383.8700 to speak to our admissions coordinator.