Milton Place Adult Day Program celebrates 25 years

Milton Place Adult Day Program celebrates 25 years

Release Date: Oct 11, 2012

Halton Region’s Milton Place adult day program is proudly celebrating its 25th anniversary this month. Located adjacent to Allendale at 185 Ontario Street in Milton, Milton Place offers innovative, therapeutic recreational programming to seniors, adults with disabilities and their caregivers. A celebration to mark the milestone anniversary will be held on Thursday, October 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Milton Place.

“We are proud to be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Milton Place adult day program,” said Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr. “Programming offered through the adult day program helps seniors and adults with disabilities to continue to live independently in the community and also offers some relief to family caregivers.”

First opened in January 1987, the program, then known as the ‘Seniors Day Program’, was located in the former Halton Centennial Manor offering an opportunity for seniors and adults with disabilities in the Milton community to attend a therapeutic and social program among their peers. At that time, the program accommodated twelve participants a day. With the reconstruction of Halton Centennial Manor in 1992 and the transition to Allendale Long Term Care Home, a perfect opportunity was provided to expand the program.

Since 1987, Milton Place has grown to accommodate 20 north Halton residents and a new program called Friends Landing. Friends Landing is a dementia-specific program that can accommodate up to 10 participants a day. Both programs continue to flourish, providing an opportunity for participants to be involved in a variety of activities in a structured environment. In 2009, Silver Creek Place opened in Georgetown to further accommodate north Halton residents and allow Milton Place to meet the growing need in the Town of Milton.

Former participants, caregivers, families, staff, volunteers and community partners of Milton Place that would like to attend the anniversary celebration should RSVP to Halton Region at 905-825-6000, ext. 8518.

For more information about the adult day program, please call Halton Region at 905-825-6000, toll free 1-866-4HALTON (1-866-442-5866), TTY 905-827-9833, or visit the website at www.halton.ca.

The Regional Municipality of Halton serves more than 500,000 residents in the City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, the Town of Milton, and the Town of Oakville. Halton Region is committed to meeting the needs of its residents through the delivery of cost-effective, quality programs and services, including water and wastewater; Regional roads and planning; emergency medical services; waste management; public health; Ontario Works (formerly social assistance); children’s and seniors’ services; social/non-profit housing; heritage programs; emergency management and economic development. For more information, dial 311 or visit Halton Region’s website at www.halton.ca.

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Media Contact:

Sharon Will
Communications Specialist
Halton Region
Tel. 905-825-6000, ext. 7490
Sharon.Will@halton.ca