Some individuals who are older or may have significiant health issues no longer wish to work, but still want to maintain active connections within the community. Emerge offers meaningful day services for those individuals. From going to concerts to parties with friends to museums to spectator sports, there are many and varied activities offered on a daily basis. The individuals supported participate in decisions on which activities to attend, and an emphasis on socialization with friends is key to this program.
Some people are not yet ready to work but would like to do so, and for those individuals, Emerge provides pre-work programs. These programs focus on combining enjoyable activities with skill-building and therapeutic programs. Targeted skills include learning to follow directions, getting along with peers and supervisors, enhanced gross and fine-motor coordination, and basic communication skills. These programs are integrated into community outings and in-program activities that focus on basic task skills including basic food preparations, housekeeping, leisure, artistic, and movement programs. Individuals with special interests, such as art, photography, etc. have these interests integrated into the on-going daily programs.