Professional Services

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Professional Services Available to Encore Program Participants and Their Families:

Health and Wellness
  • A safe and secure environment with well supervised care by experienced staff
  • Assessment and individual attention to program participants needs
  • Nutritionally balanced and special diet noon meals as well as healthy morning and afternoon snacks
  • Ongoing health monitoring including blood pressure checks, weights, etc.
  • Medication supervision and monitoring
  • Assistance with personal cares
  • Daily exercises, strength training programs and fall prevention activities
  • Assessments and recommendations by a Physical Therapist as needed
  • Times to rest and relax each day
  • Health and wellness educational programs
  • Indoor and outdoor recreation activities
Socialization and Life Enrichment Activities

Encore Group Outing

  • Intergenerational activities with students from local schools and children from other local organizations
  • Attention to individual interests and abilities
  • Individual activity opportunities and activity choices throughout the day
  • Memory enhancement activities
  • Reminiscing and discussion times
  • A variety of arts and crafts activities
  • Card games and Bingo
  • Field trips and community outings
  • Sing-alongs, special musical entertainers and guest speakers
  • Patio gardening under the direction of a Master Gardener 
Educational Opportunities

Encore Education with St. Joe's

  • Visits from a local librarian
  • Books on loan from the local library
  • Book club
  • Computer education, games and activities
  • Reminiscing activities and discussion groups
  • Community outings/field trips
  • Community service projects
Transportation Services
  • Transportation to and from homes in Carver County with lift equipped SmartLink buses at an additional cost
  • Field trips to local schools and community sites and events
Additional Services
  • Showers at an additional cost
  • Caregiver consultation services and support for caregiving decisions and concerns
  • Monthly Community Caregiver Support Group