RSI offers services designed to engage individuals actively outside of the residential setting. Our current services include:
1. Life Options
This program is designed to provide persons living in ICF-MR homes with recreational, vocational, and therapeutic activities that focus on learning and community involvement. Vocational activities are designed to enhance skills and promote transitions to more independent vocational settings. Life Options produces a number of products for sale, including handmade clay bead jewelry, Christmas tree ornaments, and plants grown in RSI’s own greenhouse. Many products are sold on Etsy; click here to visit the online store. Life Options also provides opportunities for resident employees to work in the community. We collaborate with area businesses to provide janitorial services. Another vocational option for resident employees is to sell used books sold through the "Rockin' and Rollin'" online bookstore, which you can visit by clicking here. To learn more about Life Options, visit the LO Blog by clicking here.
2. Golden Opportunities
This group focused on community service and integration after retirement. Emphasis is placed on active, healthy lifestyles, community interests, learning and developing leisure skills and hobbies, and learning the unique self-care needs associated with aging. Activities are structured to include both on-site and community opportunities.
3. Summer Program
Each summer, RSI provides day services to our school-age residents. The goal is to provide the children with fun summer activities. The program follows a modified “camp model.”
4. Weiss Activity Center
The Weiss Activity Center opened in 2011 and provides a venue for recreational and social activities. The building is home to the Hollister Gymnasium, a multisensory room, and an exercise area. The Weiss Center hosts birthday dances, exercise classes, and social activities.