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Adult Training Facilities
At the Passavant Memorial Homes Adult Training Facilities (ATF), our philosophy is to promote as much independence, skill improvement, and positive interaction as possible for each individual. Everyone is encouraged to participate in a variety of activities designed to teach new skills, fine-tune learned skills, and enhance employment and social interactions. We have three ATF locations:
- Harmar, PA – The Hartman Vocational and Employment Center or HVEC
- Mt. Pleasant, PA – The Vail Vocational and Employment Center or VVEC
- Rochester, PA – The Rochester Vocational and Employment Center or RVEC
At our ATF’s, the training activities offered focus on developing skills for individuals that are vital to obtaining independence and securing competitive employment. Supports are structured to provide progressive pre-vocational skills, work skills training, and work experience. These skills increase the likelihood of successful integration into the local community and workforce.
At the Passavant Vocational and Employment Centers, available training opportunities allow individuals to be exposed to different types of activities in order to help them develop skills and establish personal preferences. Individuals may choose to work on activities such as word/object identification, communication skills, cooperative interaction, sorting, packaging, money handling, and cash register use. Based on those skills and preferences, once identified, individuals may then elect to seek paid employment, or they may choose to participate in vocationally-oriented tasks, or volunteer activities.
Initially, job support focuses on the development of work skills vital to securing competitive employment in the community and attaining independence. Trained Passavant staff meet with community leaders and local businesses to identify jobs that are available in the community and to learn how individuals with disabilities can become part of the competitive employment process. Once hired by a local company, individuals are supported by a Job Coach who provides appropriate guidance, as needed, for them to succeed in their chosen area of competitive employment.
Individuals supported by Passavant, when appropriate, are encouraged to choose activities designed to assist them in meeting their personal goals and also allow them to participate in community events. With proper support and assistance, these activities could include Friendship Clubs sponsored by local school districts, or volunteer help at food banks and animal shelters. In an effort to prepare for community activities, and as a step toward community integration, volunteer opportunities exist within Passavant’s offices, grounds, and/or programs which may help individuals build confidence and self-esteem. Recreational activities such as crafts, puzzles, and games are also useful in teaching skills such as relationship building and manual dexterity. These skills also increase the likelihood of successful integration into the local community.
Passavant Senior Center Locations
Because of our continuum of services, adults already being supported by Passavant can easily transition into our Senior Center Programs with continued full support. We realize that Senior Citizens are very interested in staying active, so our attentive and caring staff work to identify a plan of activities for each individual. Based on that plan, staff then support each individual as they strive every day to reach their fullest potential and maintain daily life skills. Passavant Memorial Homes Senior Center Programs are located in:
- Harmar, PA – At the Hartman Vocational and Employment Center or HVEC
- Mt. Pleasant, PA – At the Vail Vocational and Employment Center or VVEC
- Rochester, PA – At the Rochester Vocational and Employment Center or RVEC
In their respective regions, our Senior Center programs have become very popular. Passavant Memorial Homes Senior Center Programs are located in Harmar, Rochester, and Mt. Pleasant. Activities and Supports include:
Activities and Supports include:
- Community events such as art shows, crafts, picnics, and hayrides.
- Attendance to 60+ program
- Skills training
- Small and large group activities
- Individualized assistance and support
- On-site nursing support
- Monthly health assessment
- Senior Olympics
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