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

  • From: skyhex@xxxxxxx <skyhex@xxxxxxx>
  • To: Rachel.Simpson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, ed1hammer@xxxxxxxxx, dbmat@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, mmoyer@xxxxxxxxxxx, tressieseegers@xxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:57:29 +0000 (GMT)

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    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. 
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------ Original message------From: Simpson, Rachel (DARS)Date: Thu, Oct 2, 2014 
7:27 AMTo: 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 ha
 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

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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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