New ICS Thrive Social Adult Day Program to Launch May 9
Independence Care System (ICS) is proud to announce the launch of ICS Thrive, a new social adult day program featuring an exciting series of activities and programs, which will begin Tuesday, May 9.
ICS’ 2,500 members, who have spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and other diagnoses, and health concerns like diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and other comorbidities, have extremely limited options when it comes to social adult programs that address their needs.
ICS Thrive will offer a fun and interactive five-hour day program operating out of the ICS Brooklyn office, running on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am – 4pm. The program is currently available to members of the VNS Health MLTC, with the goal of adding additional contracts soon. The Thrive experience will allow members to make new friends, socialize in group settings and enjoy an engaging variety of new, on-site activities, including art and recreational programs, games, and fitness programs that relieve stress, sharpen the mind and leave members feeling their best. Healthy lunches will be provided to all participants.
ICS has a long history of offering accessible social programs to members. Many members faced challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to feeling isolated. ICS is thrilled to welcome members back to the office to enjoy new experiences, reconnect with the ICS community and participate in fun activities that promote good health.
“Community and connection is important, and with our new program, our members will be able to thrive and live their best lives,” said ICS Director of Member Programs JoEllen Zembruski-Ruple C.T.R.S. “We’re better when we’re together, in person, and ICS Thrive is a game-changer we believe will go a long way to supporting our members for years to come across New York City.”
Interested in enrolling? Join Thrive and feel alive!
Those who wish to enroll must obtain a referral from their MLTC to register. To learn more, email Thrive@icsny.org or call 646.653.6034.
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