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Friendship Cottage

Day Program at Friendship Cottage

The mission of the Adult Day Services Program is to provide care and socialization for dependent adults in a safe, supportive and homelike environment.

About the program

Anne OssannaAnne Ossanna,
program site manager

Friendship Cottage opened in 2008, thanks to tremendous support from local community members, as a program of Washington Hancock Community Agency. WHCA is proud to be partnering with organizations to improve and expand services for dependent adults and their caregivers.

Every weekday, Friendship Cottage offers a medical model Adult Day Service Program of activities, meals and personal care for older adults who may be physically, mentally or functionally impaired. Our team of trained professionals and volunteers provides safe, fun and stimulating activities to move the body and stimulate the mind, such as games, arts and crafts, reminiscing, cards, horticulture, cooking, discussion groups, travelogues, exercise, music, entertainment and local outings. There is also time for rest and relaxation in our quiet room and a place to meet new friends in our sunny great room.

How we help

The great room at Friendship CottageThe great room

The goal of Friendship Cottage is to help seniors and dependent adults age in place and remain physically active and socially engaged through access to an ADSP. The facility provides a variety of health, social, and supportive services in a safe, protective environment during daytime hours. Friendship Cottage is a licensed, community-based program designed to serve seniors and other adults who may be physically, mentally, or functionally impaired, or who may need companionship or supervision. Designed using a health model, Friendship Cottage offers personal care plans addressing each individual's needs, therapeutic activities, meals, social services and education. Our trained volunteers complement the professional staff in providing daily care and support services.

A unique aspect of this ADSP is that we offer assistance to the family caregiver through a Caregiver Resource Center and a strong caregiver support group at the same facility. Friendship Cottage seeks to help each participant maintain functional abilities - physical, cognitive and social - and quality of life while offering their caregivers much-needed respite.

Friendship Cottage is a "community facility," open and inviting to the entire community, that draws its support from the community. All are welcome to participate, regardless of their income level. Friends, family, and community members are encouraged to visit, volunteer, and participate in group activities that enable and encourage those we care for to be active participants in our community.

 
 
 

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