Community Living of RI, places high priority on vocational learning because it helps individuals understand the types of careers that are available, and which ones they may want to pursue later in life. These activities help most of our Participants think about which vocations may be suitable for them and how they can enter into their chosen vocations.
Knitting and Sewing Classes
This segment of our Day program has been providing some of our Participants a better way to spend their day and late afternoons in participating in some trade and commerce that will eventually bring in some money into their pockets. Together with the program Coordinator, the program Manager and their team of staff, our folks have combined their individual and group skills in producing so many knitted wears and comforters for sell at bazaars and other public places. The opportunity to work alongside each other enabled our Participants to gain incredible valuable knowledge of the crafts, by utilizing their God given talents.
We utilize Community Resources such as the libraries for learning purposes, museum of science for visual and cognitive learning, manufacturing companies to witness productions, parks and historic sites, and amusement sites for visual effects. Our Day program activities start from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, and our staffing ratio depends on the population make up and the Tiered system.
Community Living of Rhode Island participants take part in an interactive discussion regarding healthy living and lifestyle. In this class, the Nurse and Nutritionist discuss healthy meal options, portion control, and exercise as a part of the participants daily routine. Also, we look at food labels and discuss alternatives to high calorie high fat foods. The participants attend this class quarterly and Nursing always looks forward to the great questions our participants ask.