Residents at Alden of Old Town East benefit from frequent community outings – including shopping, dining, sporting events, concerts and participating in Alden-sponsored programs such as a regional Special Olympics for individuals with physical disabilities.

Programming is very resident-centered and is conducted based on input and feedback from the community. Outings are planned based on residents’ skills, interests and abilities.

Activities offer many benefits:

  • Improved cognitive, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Increased physical skills – fine gross motor skills, coordination and range of motion
  • Enhanced emotional well-being, self-confidence, socialization and self-esteem
  • A decrease in the display of maladaptive behaviors