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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 18-65, with neurological challenges.


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

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Memorial Day


May Calendar 2016



Wendy's Farewell


Last Friday we said goodbye to Wendy. Wendy was with KADEP for 4 years and she was KADEP's LPN. She was loved by all the clients and will be greatly missed. Wendy will now be working at The Denver Sheriff  Department, we wish her the best of luck with her new job and look forward to her coming back to visit. Thank you Wendy for all your hard work and dedication to KADEP for the last four years, we love you.  



Monday, April 25, 2016

HCBS Settings Individual and Family Survey


Dear Clients and Family members,

The state of Colorado is asking participants of day programs to complete a survey as we work toward state wide compliance with new Medicaid rules. Only those of you who attend via Medicaid or receive Medicaid services need to complete the survey. There are two ways to do so.
1.       Use the following link https://www.research.net/s/ColoradoHCBS
2.       Complete a paper copy and return it to the state. If you want the paper copy we have them at the front desk.

Regardless of the method used please identify KADEP’s address in the survey.

If you have questions please let me know.
Thanks,

Michelle King, MS CTRS
Program Director 303-433-6887 ext. (115)

Spring Education Summit

Join us for a series of presentations and discussions with leading minds in the care and treatment of multiple sclerosis at the Rocky Mountain MS Center Spring Education Summit.
Saturday, May 21, 2016 beginning at 9:00 a.m.
DoubleTree Hotel - Westminster
8773 Yates Drive, Westminster, CO 80031
We will have three keynote presenters discussing maximizing lifelong brain health in MS, Immunology, and the Latest in MS Research. After the keynotes, we will have panel discussion on MS and fatigue.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Claire's Farwell

Claire's last day was last friday.  Claire was our special events coordinator and she did an amazing job. We wish her the best of luck with her new job back home in Indiana.  She will keep us updated on her new job and hopefully will come visit whenever she is in town. Thank you Claire for everything, especially all the fun special events you planned for KADEP. We will miss you very much!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Prom 2016

















Prom 2016 was a huge success all the clients had a blast singing and taking pictures with one another. We would like to give a special shout out to PASCO for sponsoring Prom 2016! Thank you so much it made our event even better. 

Pandas & People




A couple weeks back we had a great performance put on by Pandas & People. Some clients that stayed until the end of their performance even got cd's from the band. Thank you so much Pandas & People for coming out to KADEP and putting on a wonderful performance! Check out their facebook if you want to find out more about the band. https://www.facebook.com/pandasandpeopleband/

Monday, March 28, 2016

St. Patrick's Celebration





We celebrated St. Patrick's day with a special event, we had an irish dance performance. All the clients really enjoyed the performance and some joined in on the dancing as well. 

Meet the New Staff

Hello,

My name is Jerome O’Leary, I am the new Exercise Specialist here at KADEP.

I was raised in Oregon, and I moved to Colorado after serving in the United States Army. Upon moving to Colorado I enrolled at Colorado State University, I completed a BS in Health and Exercise Science, and I am also a certified personal trainer. One of the reasons I moved to Colorado was to enjoy all of the outdoor activities that the state has to offer. I love sports, hiking, camping.

I look forward to working and getting to know all of you here at the program!






My name is Becky Meulemans and I am a new Therapeutic Recreation Specialist at KADEP.

I was born and raised in Wisconsin and earned my degree in Therapeutic Recreation from the University of WI – La Crosse in 2012. I completed my internship at KADEP in 2012 and loved it here! For the past 3.5 years I’ve been living and working in Lincoln, NE, but am thrilled to be back in Colorado and working at KADEP. In my free time, I love spending time outdoors: skiing, camping, hiking, and rollerblading. I also love cheering for the Packers, playing games (board, card, word, lawn – you name it, I’ll play it), trying new recipes, and spending time with family and friends.


I am grateful to be back at KADEP and look forward to reconnecting with everyone. 


Thursday, March 24, 2016

CLOSED

We will be CLOSED THURSDAY MARCH 24, 2016 due to weather.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

CLOSED!!

We will be closed on Wednesday March 23rd due to weather! Enjoy your snow day KADEP! 

Monday, February 15, 2016

KADEP's 25th Birthday










We recently celebrated KADEP's 25th birthday! We had a party with the band playing live music for the clients, everyone enjoyed the afternoon singing and dancing. We would like to give a special thanks to Genzyme for sponsoring this event!