(Schedule Subject to change without notice) * = Requires Scheduling
- Arts and Crafts
- Cooking Classes (must be scheduled in advance)*
- Computer Class
- Health and Hygiene
- Health and Safety
- Home Living Skills
- Library Time
- Lifelong Learning
- Money Management
- Music and Movement
- Pre-Vocational Skills
- Photography (must be scheduled in advance)*
- Volunteerism (Wednesday from 11 am – 2 pm)
Description of Activities:
- Warm-up – allow individuals time to come into the building, put their personal items away and get settled in. Encourage individuals to stretch and move around. Be sure everyone is aware of the schedule for the day.
- Arts and Crafts – Could be drawing, painting, sewing, beading, stacking or any activity that allows one to use creativity and imagination.
- Cooking Class – A recipe that uses few ingredients and few steps would be ideal. If possible, the class should occur in the dining area or kitchen. Be aware of food allergies and modifications.
- Community Outings – FPI goes on big community events quarterly and smaller venues and outing monthly as the individuals choose where they’d like to go. If there is a cost for the outing, a notice is given to each individual.
- Computer Class – Each individual will receive support with using the computer. Some individuals may need support turning on the computer, some may need support finding a program. Some may only need monitoring.
- Health and Hygiene – topics can include shaving, oral care, hand washing, nail care and health management.
- Health and Safety – Each individual learns what safety it is and how to keep and maintain safety around the house and in the community and how to react to emergencies. Fire Drills and Sever weather drills help in adding this activity.
- Home Living Skills – This is anything that would help a person be more independent in their home. It could be making the bed; folding clothes, towels or sheets; ironing; sweeping an area; using the vacuum; setting a table; selecting nutritious food for a meal or grocery shopping.
- Library Time – The library has books for everyone. If someone wants to check out a book from the library, the instructor must complete the “check-out” log. Books may not leave First Paths. Individuals can read or look through their book throughout the day until it is returned.
- Lifelong Learning – Activities could be learning letters of the alphabet, writing a letter, counting and managing money, math, making purchases.
- Money Management – Designed to empower individuals with skills needed to manage money in life. Bill recognition, how to make purchase, count change and maintain personal finance and budgets.
- Pre-Vocational Class - Provides job ready skills to assist with real life employment. Interviewing, filling out applications, how to file and sort mail etc. Photography – the agency has a limited number of cameras. Please schedule class with Patricia Williams.
- Volunteerism – Currently, FPI volunteers at the FODAC in their thrift store and Meals on Wheels delivering meals for seniors and the disabled. Other volunteering is on a case by case bases as they individual choose a good cause to help out with.