Social and Activity Groups
Like all of our Community Living programs, these groups are intended to strengthen daily living skills, as well as social skills for adults with developmental disabilities. Participants learn new skills while they share, for example, an evening meal. Phoenix staff facilitate conversations around a variety of topics including healthy living, communication, and community resources.
We have three longstanding social and cooking group programs: Monday Night Social, Wednesday Social and Cooking Group and Thursday Women’s Group. Each group is facilitated by two staff and is composed of six to eight participants per session. To ensure the suitability and comfort of all individuals, there may be a two-week trial period.
Location: 1095 Joan Crescent.
Duration: All groups run throughout the year with intake on an ongoing basis. The duration of service is 9 months.
Monday Evening Social and Cooking Group
This weekly co-ed group provides an opportunity for individuals to develop social skills and strong peer relationships, while working together preparing and sharing an evening meal. Individuals supported in this group usually live with a caregiver and may require consistent support to perform daily living tasks such as cooking.
The group runs on Mondays from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for 9 months.
Wednesday Social and Cooking Group
This weekly co-ed group provides a supportive environment for capable adults who live independently in the community. Individuals develop social skills and strong peer relationships while working together preparing and sharing an evening meal. Monthly, the group chooses to eat at a local restaurant or participate in a community-based activity. This group has supported the planning and execution of multiple garage sales and bottle drives that have provided funds for a Holiday Dinner for the entire program, an inner harbour ferry tour, and other fee-based activities.
The group runs on Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for 9 months.
Thursday Women's Social and Cooking Group
This weekly group provides an opportunity for women – who usually live with caregivers - to develop social skills and strong peer relationships while working together preparing and sharing an evening meal. In this group, the participants often enjoy board games while they share their life experiences and learn from each other. The skills gained within this safe and supportive setting inspires increased confidence and independence.
The group runs on Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for 9 months.
From time to time and by request, staff and participants fundraise, plan and organize special events and outings. They have included garage sales, bottle drives, a summer BBQ, a boat cruise, and Winter Seasonal Celebrations. We also visited museums, went to movies and shared special meals.
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Referrals for all services must go through the offices of Community Living British Columbia (CLBC). You may contact them regarding eligibility by calling 250-952-4203. If you have any difficulty contacting CLBC we will be pleased to assist you.
If you already know that you are approved by CLBC and eligible for service hours, please call us to find out which programs or which groups might be the best fit for you.
This is the beginning of the pre-screening, intake and assessment process. You will have the opportunity to meet with us personally and tell us about yourself and your needs. Goals will be developed collaboratively and reviewed throughout the duration of service.
How to Reach Us
For further information on Social and Activity Groups, please contact Beth Cowin, Program Manager, at 250-383-4821 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.