Residents at ARCA Playing Bingo
Residents at ARCA Playing Bingo
Deb

LIVING THE A.R.C.A. WAY

DAY IN THE LIFE OF A A.R.C.A CLIENT
THE GAME OF LOTERIA

 

WHO WHAT WHEN WHERE WHY HOW

The past 2 months I’ve been going to A.R.C.A which is an Adult day health from 7-3¬† in main street, for clients with different disabilities. The clients come from all different backgrounds. Going to ARCA has been an incredible experience for not only me but I can tell from the clients perspective too. The bonding I created with the clients, nurses, and the other staff has had a significant impact on me.

Everyday at ARCA the clients play games such as loteria, which is a fun and interactive game that resembles bingo. The clients always look forward to it and don’t ever get bored of it. The number and words are called in spanish. A client said ” I like it because we earn prizes for each win” this is surely true because the clients do get ARCA bucks and sometimes household items.

VISUAL REPRESENTATION
VISUAL REPRESENTATION

Inside ARCA theirs a tv and there’s usually music playing to keep the client engage. The decorations goes with the theme of the season like valentine, st Patrick day, and summer decorations. The music playing are usually hispanic music, gospel music or on wednesday its interactive dance videos.

ACTIVITY TIME
ACTIVITY TIME

Everyday there’s an activity and it’s called table game. which is when there’s a random activity game that’s created by the activity director Marie lou. she’s very creative and creates the game from either her brian or from online. All the clients always have a smile on their face when it’s table game time. The staff are interactive with each client at all times making sure they are comfortable.

GAME OF THE DAY?
GAME OF THE DAY?

Around each corner there’s an activity table and theirs game such as POOL table,dominoes¬† basketball games and relaxing area. The clients love going to the activities table whenever they feel like they want to just be by himself and not with the others.

ARTS FROM OUTSIDE
ARTS FROM OUTSIDE

At ARCA the walls are always decorated with cool art work. The art on the wall keep the client engaged and gives them a sense of home feelings. A client stated that ARCA is like the family they never had, “I feel like I’m closer with my family at ARCA then at home” said client M while playing Loteria

ART EVERYWHERE
ART EVERYWHERE

The wall aren’t plane at ARCA which captures its beauty on keeping the place modern and well maintained for the client. “ARCA helped me when i was depressed” a client stated during an interview on how they feel about ARCA.

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