Expanding abilities one person at a time

Day Habilitation

Young adults to seniors with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Columbia County, NY, come to Evergreen Hall day habilitation for a wide variety of activities and supports. You choose what you want to do to reach your personal goals.

You can develop your reading and communication skills by joining in our adult education discussion groups and practicing with flash cards. You can learn to use a computer and an iPad. You can build independence in our “Real Life Math” series of math at the department store, in the mall, at home, and on the calculator. Adults with more profound disabilities, including autism, can enjoy sensory-rich activities with digital book readers, tactile exercises, and visits to our sensory room.

You can contribute to your community and build your job skills resume through volunteer work. We craft “Feel Better Bags” and deliver them to children at Columbia Memorial Hospital and Urgent Care. We collect, sort, and cut coupons to support our troops. We deliver Meals on Wheels and we price items at the Habitat for Humanity Re-store.

You can sing and play music along with visiting performers. We also have weekly karaoke afternoons. You can create our daily craft project and use our art materials anytime. Evergreen Hall has hosted a professional artist and exhibited our work at the Hudson Opera House and Omi International Arts Center. We go to performances at the Troy City Music Hall, Proctor’s Theatre, and Mac-Haydn Theatre. We visit regional museums, hiking trails, restaurants, malls, and movie theatres. We go to the community center for lunch and bingo every week.

Two Nurses and an Activities Coordinator are on site full-time. We offer many clinical supports and follow-up. Physical therapy, occupational therapy, social work, and speech language pathology services are regularly scheduled and available as needed.

Evergreen Hall has a one level, open floor plan and restrooms that are fully accessible and meet all ADA requirements. It is bright and cheerful, decorated with artwork made by people at Evergreen Hall. We have mat rooms and a full kitchen. Our sensory room can provide a soothing or stimulating environment. We have a conference room for family reviews or meetings. Evergreen Hall is open Monday to Friday, 8:15 am to 3:15 pm, except for major holidays. Coarc provides door to door transportation in buses, mini-vans, and wheelchair vans.