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The King Adult Day Enrichment Program (KADEP) - Come thrive with us!

KADEP is a life-affirming day program for people with multiple sclerosis (MS), brain injury, and other acquired neurological conditions. Our mission is to promote the functioning, wellness, independence and life enjoyment of younger adults, ages 18 and up, with neurological challenges.


For information about KADEP or to schedule a tour, please call 303-433-6887 or email KADEPinfo@mscenter.org

Friday, October 16, 2020

At Home Workouts

Many of us continue to work from home & "stay safer in place", plus winter is well on its way...So getting moving, being physically active, and keeping a clear mind during this time may fall to the wayside if we're not careful. Lets stay in front of our health & wellness with some mindfulness exercises & workout routines. Click below & enjoy!

Mindfulness Exercises -- https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=302485514093405

Holds Workout -- https://youtu.be/A6weFs_pGus










Leg Day Seated Workout -- https://youtu.be/c0tFFk3xo5Y


Thursday, October 15, 2020

Announcement

 Clients and Families

The links to the annual satisfaction surveys are below. While this has been an unusual year we still value your opinion and use your suggestions to help drive the ways we try to improve the program. Please take the time to complete the surveys. We will need them back by December 31st.


Client

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=DQSIkWdsW0yxEjajBLZtrQAAAAAAAAAAAAO__cedaipUNkEyUUw2WFJTU0ROUEU0REhOMjdRTTlLMy4u


Caregiver

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=DQSIkWdsW0yxEjajBLZtrQAAAAAAAAAAAAO__cedaipUQkdGM1pJMVhOODhRRlA0UzdWOUlMVjdNOS4u


Thanks!

USA Today Crossword Puzzle

 Good morning KADEP! Have you been itching to play some games? How about scrabble, crossword puzzles, or even a more complex game like mahjongg? Try your hand at these free online games and keep your mind sharp!


Click HERE to play!




Wednesday, October 7, 2020

The Power of Going for a Walk Outside

 Feeling cooped up? Just getting out in a local park or around your neighborhood can have positive impacts on your mental and physical health! Click the link below to learn more!

Click HERE to Learn More!




Monday, October 5, 2020

What's Missing

 Test your memory with KADEP staff Kayla's "What's Missing?" challenge. You can pause or fast forward as you see needed. Have fun!




Thursday, October 1, 2020

KADEP Up & Running!

Aaaand we're off!!! KADEP is reopened with limited capacity but MAXIMUM excitement!







Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Ted Talk by Dean Furness

Dean Furness, a Craig grad, has a powerful TedTalk about how he changed his mindset after sustaining a spinal cord injury and learned how to embrace getting better little by little – a valuable lesson for us all... CLICK HERE to view & enjoy!

Monday, September 28, 2020

Virtual Rollercoaster Rides!

Not for the faint of heart - hop in the front seat of these 8 rollercoasters to get your heart pumping this Monday!


Click HERE for rollercoasters




Thursday, September 24, 2020

Healthy Food Ideas

Need some healthy snack ideas before all the upcoming holiday goodies come around?!? Here is a video our programming director, Emily, posted a few months back (CLICK HERE). Plus a guidelines page on healthy foods from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (CLICK HERE)... Enjoy!

Monday, September 21, 2020

Online Board Games

 So, I know, it is getting BORING!! But we have found a couple of links you might want to check out if you want something different to do. Remember all those great board games we love – Sorry, Life, Monopoly, Connect 4? Well go check out www.poki.com/en/board, and you’ll find these & so many more! You can play 2 to 4 players – sometimes more, depending on the game, right there in the site. Best of all, its FREE! Now if you are really on the look out for something new to try, hop on over to www.tabletopia.com. They claim they are at 900+ games, so I don’t know everything you will find, but the website is set up in easy to navigate categories like classics, solo, 2-player and easy to learn – also FREE.

Poki will be the easier of the two sites to play on; many of the games you either play against the computer or can select to, and even games with multiple players where you enter the players are mostly automated. Tabletopia is a table top simulator where you can meet up with other people and play a game, so it is more complicated, this link provides a basic explanation of how the site works https://help.tabletopia.com/knowledge-base/beginners-guide/. Basically, you set up a game and invite others to play by sending a link to their email. So if you want to play with your KADEP buds, this is the way.

Click HERE for Poki
Click HERE for tabletopia

Friday, September 18, 2020

Virtual Trips to Museums, the Smithsonian, & other famous places

Here are some new links to some different hall of fame, Smithsonian and other museum tours available online. Enjoy the ‘trip!’

Baseball Hall of Fame: from Great Museums (PBS): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_A2MbUO4lY
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: https://www.rockhall.com/explore-online
New York’s High Line: from Great Museums (PBS): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CgTlg_L_Sw
Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Washington D.C.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2ddMXWv35g
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, walking tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzMZni2Avqk
Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYJ-71KXJmU
Egyptian Sculpture Gallery: https://www.google.co.uk/.../data=!3m6!1e1!3m4...
National Museum of Art, Degas exhibit: https://www.nga.gov/features/degas-virtual-tour.html









Monday, September 14, 2020

Announcement

 Attention KADEP, here is a message from our KADEP director, Michelle:

ALSO, please fill out the survey from the link at the bottom, this is an important step for KADEP to open.


 

Dear KADEP Clients and Families,

 

We hope you are doing well and continuing to stay safe and healthy.

 

I have some good news to share! We have received permission from the state to move forward with a safe, limited capacity reopening of KADEP.  We are preparing for a reopening day of Wednesday, September 30th. We will be following up with each client and family soon to discuss with you all individually.

 

In the meantime, I’d like to prepare you for some new operational procedures that we will follow each and every day upon reopening.

 

All clients will be screened each day prior to entering the building and before their drivers leave them. This screening will involve a few questions about their health. We will ask about symptoms including shortness of breath, a sore throat, cough, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea.  And have you been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or do you live with someone with active COVID-19, as well as having their temperature taken. If a client fails this screening, they will not be allowed to enter the building. Please do not send your loved one if you have any concerns about them passing this screening.

At any point in the day, should a client start demonstrating any symptoms, we will follow state health guidelines which may involve measures up to and including closing the program.  The client will be isolated and will be sent home. Should their transportation provider refuse to pick them up, you will be required to pick them up within an hour.


Each client and staff  will be required to wear a mask all day long. If you or your loved one is incapable of removing the mask on their own, you will be required to sign a restraint acknowledgement form.


KADEP will not have normal programming as we will be operating using a pod system. Pods will be groups of clients and staff who will remain together in one room all day to prevent co-mingling to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19. Meals will be served in the group rooms as well. These rooms will have increased activities. We will not be setting up a 16 week calendar at this time for clients to register. The restrictions prevent us from switching rooms, having cooking groups, and doing some of our hands on activities. We do not know how long these restrictions will be in place. During this time, we will be offering a variety of activities, and all clients will get an opportunity to participate in each type of activity including crafts, discussion, trivia, games and light work outs.


Due to limitations on the number of people we can have in the building at one time we may not be able to accommodate you for the number of days you had previously attended. We are working to determine how many days and which days we can bring you back at this time. You will receive a separate notification with that information.

 

We will also be asking clients to limit the number of personal items that they bring back with them. You may bring one bag with necessary items (change of clothes, toiletries, medications, downtime activities). Minimizing additional items in the building will help us reduce potential exposure and avoid extra effort with regard to sanitizing.


While I realize that these may be  challenging parameters I do want us to focus on the positives of us being able to get back to together and  see one another.

 

Please be aware that we will be continuing our virtual programming until we reopen, and for some time beyond reopening as well. We hope this will give us the opportunity to see as many of our clients as possible in ways that each of you feel most comfortable with.

 

Finally, we want to stress that we all have a role in preventing the spread of COVID-19  Therefore, In order to minimize the risk of exposure and the possible need to shut down again, we want to strongly encourage clients and families to keep informed about and comply with state and local guidelines guidelines (i.e. social distancing, wearing of masks, avoiding groups larger than allowed for public gatherings, etc.) at all times, including outside of hours of attendance at KADEP.


Thank you for your cooperation as we try to accommodate the needs of our clients, while prioritizing safety, and adhering to State guidelines.  

 

Sincerely,

 

Michelle King
Senior KADEP Director

Click the link below to take the survey!


Friday, September 11, 2020

Fridays Funky Fitness Group

Here is a quick look at what you have been missing in our virtual fitness groups!!! 🏃🏋



Watch LIVE Aquariums

 Happy Friday KADEP! 

Take a look at what's going on from the New England Aquarium! Watch the chaos of the Penguin Colony or the Giant Ocean Tank. There's also presentations of the penguin nesting habits or watch the sea lions be fed. What sea creatures will you find?


CLICK HERE FOR NEW ENGLAND AQUARIUM


Thursday, September 10, 2020

Rocky Mountain MS Center Gala

 


Join us for the 

Rocky Mountain MS Center Gala

Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 6 p.m.

With your generous support, the RMMSC 
continues to deliver vital programs and services to our community
throughout the challenges presented to all of us in 2020. 

We've got just under an hour of content prepared for you at our first ever Virtual Gala... we hope you'll take time out of your evening to join us!

JOIN ONLINE FROM ANYWHERE! 

If you've already registered for the Gala, please watch your email -- we'll be sending your Zoom link and Silent Auction login instructions vie email again this week. We'll also send a final reminder about one hour before the Gala begins on Saturday.

If you're not signed up yet, register now or anytime before 5 p.m. on Saturday to make sure you get everything you need to join us!


Here's just a taste of what to expect:

  • Welcome from our emcee Ed Greene 
  • Special messages from RMMSC Board Chair David Geonetta and RMMSC Medical Director Dr. Timothy Vollmer
  • Exclusive performances from Denver jazz artist Dave Camp
  • Silent Auction highlights and updates
  • Cocktail demonstration from our friends at Total Beverage
  • Special guest messages throughout the evening 
  • "What's Your Why?" social media images and posts, shown in near-real time during the broadcast
  • Mission Call -- your chance to make an impact!

Visit MSCenter.org/gala for information and updates,
and to register for your free ticket!

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Announcement

As a reminder, KADEP will NOT have virtual programming Monday September 7th due to Labor day. We will resume activities Tuesday. Have a safe & enjoyable break!

Food Trivia

Who doesn't enjoy talking about food or doing a little trivia?! Well here is the two combined! Enjoy! 😋

CLINK LINK HERE 

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Rocky Mountain MS Center Virtual Gala

Hope you're doing well! The Rocky Mountain MS Center is excited to launch the RMMSC Virtual Gala on Saturday, September 12th at 6pm. Since it's virtual, anyone can join from anywhere, and it's free! All of the funds we raise will support RMMSC programs and services, such as KADEP & associated clients. 

If you are interested in checking out the Gala, be sure to register at www.mscenter.org/galaIt's important to register because you will be sent a personalized Zoom link for the Gala (this link can't be used by multiple people) and a personalized link to the auction. Please sign up early so you get the information before the Gala, and please pass on the information to friends and family who want to join.

See you there!!!


Thursday, August 27, 2020

Online Jigsaw Puzzles

Jigsaw puzzles have become wildly popular in our time of staying at home. If you don’t have access to jigsaw puzzles or have already completed all the puzzles you own - check out this website to complete online puzzles for free! Once you find a puzzle you like, you get to choose how many pieces you want it to be. Happy puzzling!

 Jigsaw Planet Site


Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Fantasy Football

Attn KADEP football folks! Wanna participate in our fantasy league?!? Email staff Ryan: ryan@mscenter.org

Last years champ was Scott (aka The Tsunamis)!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

KADEP Staff Crossword Puzzle

 It's been awhile since we've all been at KADEP together. Refresh your memory of the KADEP staff with this crossword puzzle. We miss you!


Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Cheesy Jokes From Staff

If you need a little laugh then here is a humorous video from earlier in March. Click below... If nothing else you can laugh 'at' the staffers attempting to be funny. Enjoy! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣



Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Fitness Fever

Here is a chance to get your fitness fix!!! We have 3 videos to get you movin' & grovin' 🏋🏃



Virtual Hiking

 Is the August heat getting to you? Try this virtual hike Moraine Lake in Banff National Park. Nothing beats a icy blue lake with pine trees and mountains! 


CLICK HERE FOR VIRTUAL HIKE




Friday, August 7, 2020

Easy Tasty Recipes

Need some inspiration for your own cooking? Below are 3 recipes we dropped for you back in March. Enjoy! 😋🍲🥖

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Brain Teasers

Hey KADEP! Test your brain with these 19 awesome brain teasers from the Reader's Digest!!






Monday, August 3, 2020

Changes to Zoom Schedule

BIG NEWS!

We've added more virtual Zoom programming! Check your email for Emily's zoom links. We will be doing morning stretch daily from 10am-11am and then we will be offering a choice of 2 groups from 11:30am-12:30pm and 2 groups from 1:30pm-2:30pm! We can't wait to see you there!

Contact Emily or your Care Coordinators for more info.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Minute To Win It: Home Edition


It's time for a Minute to Win It home edition competition for KADEP!! Have fun with these challenges Kayla has compiled!

https://youtu.be/vOmRZobraWw

😉

Monday, July 27, 2020

Memory Monday

Happy Monday KADEP! Memozor provides free online memory games such as Simon, Memory Match, and others! Keep those memories sharp while at home with these fun games!

CLICK HERE FOR MEMORY GAMES


Memozor, memory games and Match games | Online and Free

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Mind & Body


We have some ways to help you stay active -- enjoy these Upper Body Exercises and help your mind & body with Love Your Brain Yoga.
Stay active, stay positive, and be well.