[dbmat] Re: The Center - Adult Day Activity Ideas in Houston area

  • From: Hartman Family <hartmanfam28@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "dbmat@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <dbmat@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2014 20:06:40 -0500

That's awesome you guys are helping explore too!

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> On Oct 2, 2014, at 8:15 AM, "Simpson,Rachel (DARS)" 
> <Rachel.Simpson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> Heather, are there any days of the week that are better for you to go tour 
> the Harmony Project?
> Rachel
>  
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> Sent: Thursday, October 02, 2014 7:57 AM
> To: Simpson,Rachel (DARS); ed1hammer@xxxxxxxxx; dbmat@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; 
> mmoyer@xxxxxxxxxxx; tressieseegers@xxxxxxxxx
> Cc: Rubina Khan; Rubina Khan; robbiencaldwell@xxxxxxxxx; Gina Galeo; 
> oretha.thomas@xxxxxxx; carolinedaley@xxxxxxxxxxx; paulvdaley@xxxxxxxxx; 
> cotina_perrylee@xxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [dbmat] Re: The Center - Adult Day Activity Ideas in Houston area
>  
> Me!  I'm way early since Orion is 4 but I would love to learn more about 
> Austin area programs especially for my friends within DBMAT and without. 
>  
> Heather
>  
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>  
> ------ Original message------
> From: Simpson, Rachel (DARS)
> Date: Thu, Oct 2, 2014 7:27 AM
> To: Ed Hammer;dbmat@xxxxxxxxxxxxx;Martha Moyer;TheAustin HarmonyProject;
> Cc: Rubina Khan;Rubina Khan;Robbie Caldwell;Gina Galeo;Oretha Thomas;Caroline 
> Daley;Paul Daley;Cotina McNeal;
> Subject:[dbmat] Re: The Center - Adult Day Activity Ideas in Houston area
>  
> Thank you Ed!  I would be happy to visit the Harmony Project in Austin and 
> report back.  Is anyone interested in knowing more about an Austin-based 
> program?
> Rachel
>  
> From: Ed Hammer [mailto:ed1hammer@xxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 8:13 PM
> To: dbmat@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; Martha Moyer; TheAustin HarmonyProject
> Cc: Rubina Khan; Rubina Khan; Robbie Caldwell; Gina Galeo; Oretha Thomas; 
> Caroline Daley; Paul Daley; Simpson,Rachel (DARS); Cotina McNeal
> Subject: Re: [dbmat] Re: The Center - Adult Day Activity Ideas in Houston area
>  
> I just want to chime in and say that if you are considering a day program, I 
> would strongly urge you to visit The Harmony Project in Austin. It is the 
> most outstanding day program I have ever visited. The director, Tressie 
> Steeger, is such a complete program developer. She would be a great resource 
> for your group in learning how to survive opening up a day activity program. 
> Also, If you are looking for model programs for day services, I suggest you 
> visit with Martha Moyer, Executive Director of the Seth Moyer Support 
> Microboard in the King William neighborhood of South San Antonio. Martha has 
> pieced together a great program for her son, Seth, who is 41. He has Section 
> 8 HUD Housing support for his apartment. He has a 24/7 live in companion and 
> a 5 hour a day day-worker who takes him into the community, goes shopping, 
> exercises at his gym, and participates in church and other civic activities. 
> I have copied Tressie and Martha on this email Ed Hammer.
>  
> On Wed, Oct 1, 2014 at 7:50 PM, Hartman Family <hartmanfam28@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
> wrote:
> Great question!
>  
> I do not have the full answers as I am just beginning the exploration.  
> However, I heard that Reach was like $30 a day and another was about $50 a 
> day.  So, I was thinking the "SSI" that adults get to cover their living 
> expenses could help cover these costs ;-)
> 
> I do not even think we would need to go but maybe 3 days a week, then spend 
> Fridays as outing day in the Community...& Sleep in on Mondays!
>  
> Sounds like a SWEET life to me :-)
>  
> I'll share what I learn!
>  
> I appreciate any questions and ideas along the way.
>  
> Best,
> Vivecca
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> On Oct 1, 2014, at 7:36 PM, Rubina Khan <rfkhanusa@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> Thanks, Viv. I finally had a moment to look these places up and they seem 
> nice, although not geared to deafblind individuals specifically. I was 
> wondering if these services are covered by insurance/ Medicaid or if they are 
> private-pay. Reach Unlimited looked like it might be private. And if so, what 
> is the cost for day activity services? I wish I could tour with you, but 
> right now is a  difficult time for me.
> Please do keep us posted.
> Thanks.
> Rubina 
> 
> On Sep 30, 2014, at 9:55 AM, Hartman Family <hartmanfam28@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
> wrote:

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