Remaining active and fulfilled in the senior years.
As health care and medical technology make significant advances, people—including those with I/DD—are living longer than ever before. At NorthPointe, we understand the unique needs and challenges of aging with I/DD. NorthPointe’s long-established Senior Program was specifically developed to focus on the changing needs of adults with I/DD as they enter and advance into their senior years.
Adults with I/DD grow older at faster rates and in more prominent ways than the general population—many individuals reach points of aging while in their late 30s and early 40s. The number of older adults with I/DD is expected to triple over the next 20 years.
As people with developmental disabilities age, so do their caregivers—each facing challenges caused by the aging process. The Senior Program can be used as a support system for adult caregivers who wish to see their loved ones active and engaged, but can no longer provide those types of daily activities themselves. In our program, seniors are kept active and engaged in a wide variety of activities. Choosing to engage in partial or total retirement activities is also an option.
Program participants have the advantage of direct case management and assessment services, personal improvement opportunities, and social and recreational activities such as: