Adult Day Program – Being held virtually due to Covid-19

Enjoying an afternoon of music


What is the Adult Day Program?

An Adult Day Program is a community-based grant funded program of the WRHA.  The program provides social and recreational opportunities to Home Care clients within the WRHA maximizing their independence in the community and providing relief to caregivers.  Adult Day Programs are intended for adults who may be isolated, physically frail, cognitively impaired, living with chronic conditions, and who may have limited ability to access recreational/social activities in the community.

What We Believe

The goal of the Adult Day Program is to provide an outreach program to community members that will enhance their ability to continue living a quality, independent lifestyle in their own homes and prevent or postpone admission to a long term care facility.  This is accomplished by providing an opportunity for the program participants to come to Simkin Centre once a week to interact with peers and participate in a variety of programming which focuses on maintaining physical; social; emotional; intellectual and spiritual functioning.

Speakers present on a variety of topics. Here we are having a virtual tour of the Legislative Building.

Games of all sorts.



Typical Day at the Centre

The Adult Day Program runs Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Simkin Centre.  The Adult Day Program is closed on all statutory and civic holidays.

The maximum number of participants permitted is 7 per program day.  Program capacity is dependent on transportation and care needs.

9:30 a.m. Arrival of Participants

9:45 a.m. Coffee & Current Events

10:45 a.m. Fitness Program

11:30 a.m. Lunch in the Garden Cafe

12:30 p.m. Relaxation

1:30 p.m. Scheduled Afternoon Program based on Participant choice

3:00 p.m. Participant Departure for Home


Eligibility, Fees, Registration and Transportation

Participants attending the Adult Day Program must have a need for planned and supervised recreation and socialization in a supportive environment, as identified by the WRHA Home Care Case Coordinator.  Individuals must require no more than minimal assistance with acts of daily living.

All applications for the Adult Day Program are referred through the WRHA Home Care Program.

The participant pays the program fees on a monthly basis at a rate set by Manitoba Health.  The current rate is $18.88 per program day.

The Simkin Centre Day Program will contract door to door transportation for those applicants living within catchment area.  Applicants not within the catchment area will be considered if own means of transportation are arranged, as per program policy guidelines.

Programs & Additional Services

Participants make beeswax food wraps.

  • Physical Fitness Program with various equipment
  • Mental Fitness and Intellectual Stimulation Programs
  • Outings & Special Events
  • Additional Programming as per group choice requests
  • Full Lunch with several choices provided from onsite Cafe
  • Door to door transportation within catchment area
  • Hairdresser Onsite (Fee applied & appointments only)
  • Onsite Library
  • Gardening
  • Medication reminders
  • Spiritual Health
  • Pet Therapy
  • Full Day Supervised Environment
  • Presentations on points of interest from Fire Safety for Seniors to Habitat for Humanity information

Designing custom painted wineglasses.

Spring cleaning in the Adult Day Program garden

Admiring the clothing at the India Fashion Presentation

Contact and Location

Saul & Claribel Simkin Centre

1 Falcon Ridge Drive, Winnipeg, MB

Adult Day Program Coordinator: Heather Blackman

Phone Number: 204-589-9010 (direct line)


Fax: 204-589-9033

ADP Brochure