Residents in the Passport program at Riverview Manor in Peterborough, Ontario received a very special Christmas present this year from their Passport Support Worker, Darlene Storey. Darlene gifted residents with personalized photo albums highlighting their trips and activities over the past couple years.
The Passport program from the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services aims to help adults with developmental disability live independent and full lives by funding caregiving services and community participation activities.
There are currently eight residents in the Passport program at Riverview Manor, and Darlene has been the Support Worker for six of those residents since 2021. Darlene works with each resident to find out what types of activities are of interest and develops a monthly calendar of in-house activities and outings for the group.
Residents have taken part in an impressive list of outings over the past couple of years. Darlene has organized several everyday activities like going to a coffee shop, catching a movie at the theater, playing billiards, and shopping. Residents have also participated in a number of special events like visiting the Riverview Park & Zoo, going to the Peterborough Music Fest, taking part in the Under the Locks Fishing Derby, enjoying the Liftlock boat cruise, and watching the St. Patrick’s Day and Canada Day parades. Recent in-house activities include crafts, listening to music, participating in discussions, and watching movies.
Darlene was diligent about taking photos of these activities and outings, and made each resident a photo album documenting all the fun residents have had over the past couple years. Darlene’s sweet, thoughtful gift is a phenomenal example of the lengths our support team will go to ensure our Passport program residents are living fulfilling and joyful lives.