The Kings Way LifeCare Alliance hosts a number of programs/and initiatives meant to include the greater community. One of the goals of our outreach programs is to make our homes destinations within the community that people want to visit.
Adult Day Program:The Kings Way LifeCare Alliance hosts an adult day centre at Kings Way Care Centre. This program is great for isolated seniors who would benefit from socializing with their peers or for people living with dementia and other challenges. The program also benefits caregivers who could use a day or two to themselves while their loved one attends the program. The Adult Day Centre is designed to support adults who wish to stay in their own homes and remain as independent as possible for as long as possible. It also provides caregivers with a well deserved break so that they can do errands, go to appointments or have time on their own.
The Centre provides a good opportunity for people to interact with their peers. It also provides support for 'activities of daily living' and can benefit seniors greatly who are socially isolated, frail, depressed and or experiencing the early/moderate stages of dementia.
Activities are geared toward individual interest but currently include painting, gardening, cooking, exercise, outings, games and more.
Currently, the Program is offered on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Kings Way Care Centre, 8 Squire Drive, Quispamsis, N.B. E2G 2A7
Fees: We partner with the Department of Social Development to help cover the costs associated with this program.
Subsidies are available through the Department of Social Development +1 866-441-4340
For further information, please call 847-1131, ext. 1116 or 636-0345.
Backpack program: Our residents and Day Program participants pack backpacks full of nutritious food for children struggling with food security at home. Since 2015 the Kings Way LifeCare Alliance has partnered with a Saint John school to provide nutritious food to families that struggle with food security on weekends. Residents look through flyers, purchase the food, pack the backpacks and then hand deliver them to the school every other Friday throughout the school year. During the first year of the program the residents packed over 200 bags and helped 50 families. This program has been funded through a grant from the Greater Saint John Community Foundation, personal donations and through a partnership with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 502 who donate their 50/50 money.
Classroom Visits: Each year Kennebec Manor and Kings Way Care Centre partner with local schools in the area. This partnership involves weekly or biweekly visits to a classroom, usually elementary school. The residents take part in the regular classroom curriculum and form special bonds with their school ‘buddies’. The children see the various challenges our Elders are living with, which in turn fosters a sense of compassion and empathy amongst the students. Elders delight in being involved in the lives of the children while getting to witness the fun and chaos that surrounds the kids.
Junior Volunteer Summer Camp: Each summer Kennebec Manor and Kings Way Care Centre host a children’s summer day camp. Children take part in fun and exciting camp games, crafts and activities while also including the residents in the fun. A portion of the week is set aside to teach the children about the home, the philosophy of care and the various challenges the Elders face. They are also given tips and skills to help them interact with the Elders, particularly those who face challenges like mobility issues, sight or hearing impairment, dementia or difficulties which speech.