The Wellness Program offers any adult living in Ulster County, with a Mental Health Diagnosis, a full spectrum of easily accessed psycho-social support services. Our goal is to engage all people in achieving their optimal mental health by providing innovative and compassionate services that educate, advocate, prevent and heal. The Wellness Services Program is designed to provide trauma-informed and recovery-based wellness education, recreational, social and community skills training and linkages with other community-based health services. Other services are an additional and complementary component to services that include leisure-time planning, the pursuit of personal interests and the development of hobbies and talents in the areas of art, community integration, and social skills training.
We provide variety of advocacy and support programs through recreation, socialization, and educational opportunities. Activities provide clients an opportunity to enhance their independent living skills through the support, guidance and skill building both onsite and within the community. Activities are scheduled 6 days a week (Monday-Saturday).
Wellness-Supper club (dinner) is offered every Tuesday for $3.00, providing an opportunity to socialize over a meal.
Social Club is offered on Thursdays and occasionally on Fridays. Program activities are designed to promote socialization in a relaxed, safe, and inviting atmosphere which allows individuals the opportunity to pursue personal growth and recovery. Wellness staff provide support with leisure-time planning, the pursuit of personal interests and the development of hobbies and talent. Structured activities include a variety of physical, recreational, educational, and artistic activities on site and in the community. The program offers activities such as YMCA visits, dining at restaurants, going to the movies, attending cultural events, as well as grocery shopping/education and laundry trips and so much more. Transportation from our MHA staff may be provided as needed and available.
Example of Social Club/Wellness activities:
- Shopping and laundry trips
- Ride and Walk Outings
- Movie trips to local theaters
- Saturday Outings (flea markets, fairs, mall/outlet shopping, famer’s markets, festivals, fairs, etc.)
- Low Impact Exercise Classes
- Cooking Classes
- Board Games or DVDs onsite
- Social Club
- Penny Socials
Drop-in Center & Meals
Participants in the Wellness Services Program are often referred by their licensed health professionals and meet Community Service Standard Eligibility. However, some individuals are self-referrals or drop-in clients who learned about our services through the community or through a friend. The Drop-in Center is open Monday- Friday from 9:15-4:30. This setting provides leisure and social skill building opportunities for peers.
Our on-site kitchen and cafeteria offer access to a healthy and hearty freshly cooked meal.
Breakfast ($1.00) and Lunch ($2.00) are available daily, Monday through Friday, served fresh and delicious!
Creative Arts & Computer Literacy Programs
Our Computer Literacy Program allows individuals to learn basic computer skills that could be utilized professionally or in daily life in a 14-week class setting. In addition, we provide support and programming for those researching jobs, making resumes, learning email services, or doing general research. Our computer lab is open for personal use by appointment.
Our Creative Arts programming consists of various visual arts activities. Activities can range from drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, or writing. A rotating monthly schedule of classes is provided for pre-registration. Local trips to art galleries, museums and cultural centers may also be organized for participants. This is part of our holistic approach to providing alternative healing and recovery tools, and opportunities for self-expression, empowerment, and effective communication.
For Intake and Admission Information please contact our Wellness Coordinators or send us a referral!
Call 845-339-9090 ext. 2203 or ext. 2202