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Therapeutic Day Program

The Straus Therapeutic Day Program at Birch Bay Village  provides therapeutic services for seniors and their family members in Hancock County. Expressive therapys enhance the functioning and quality of life of each participant. Members are encouraged to participate in a variety of programming based on individual interests and needs.

Morning and afternoon refreshments and a nourishing home-style meal are served daily. Medication administration, and grooming are available. Consulting medical staff assist with health monitoring. Staff work with families to develop an individualized plan of care for each member.

Our highly trained staff include: a Board Certified Music Therapist, Qualified Activities Coordinator, Personal Support Specialists, and Certified Residential Medication Aides.


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Hours of service are from: 9:00am-3:00pm Monday thru Friday.

Various funding options are available making our program accessible and affordable for all.

Family caregivers are encouraged to use their time to enjoy their favorite activity or join one of our support groups to share the joys and challenges of caregiving.

Programming includes:

· Painting and artistic expression
· Gardening
· Mind joggers
· Cooking and baking
· Storytelling and legacy projects
· Laughter yoga
· Music Therapy
· Exercise, dancing, and creative movement
· Skype with family members
· Volunteer entertainment

For more information, please call us at 288-8014.