EAGLES is a community-based program that incorporates therapeutic recreation to help adults with developmental disabilities Enhance Adult Growth through Lifestyle Education and Service.
The EAGLES Adult Day Program emphasizes leisure independence, community outings, and social interaction with peers. Each day includes a physical fitness component, guidance in making healthy choices, a recreational activity, and lunch.
Who Is Eligible?
The EAGLES Adult Day Program is designed for adults ages 18 to 50 years of age with developmental disabilities who reside in any of the twelve communities SEASPAR serves.
Residents served by the following community agencies are eligible to participate in EAGLES:
Village of Brookfield
Clarendon Hills Park District
Darien Park District
Downers Grove Park District
Village of Indian Head Park
Park District of La Grange
Community Park District of La Grange Park
Lemont Park District
Lisle Park District
Village of Western Springs
Westmont Park District
Woodridge Park District
The EAGLES Adult Day Program delivers highly engaging activities which are best suited for individuals who will benefit from real-world experiences and development. EAGLES is designed for individuals who can perform on a 1:6 ratio. SEASPAR reserves the right to re-assess individuals throughout the year as needed to run EAGLES effectively and efficiently.
The EAGLES program provides a wide variety of activities for participants to achieve the following goals through recreation and leisure activities:
- Foster and improve independent living skills.
- Improve communication and socialization.
- Improve physical and mental health through community-based recreation.
- Increase self-esteem by participating in community service projects.
- Learn about community resources.
Unique like you
EAGLES site directors strive to deliver engaging activities each day. Weekly themes and thoughtful lesson plans ensure no two weeks are ever the same.
Where Will You Grow?
The EAGLES Adult Day Program offers four unique sites throughout SEASPAR’s service area.
All EAGLES sites offer a computer lab, full kitchen, and smartboard, and are wheelchair accessible. They also provide access to indoor and outdoor swimming and fitness centers, plus additional site-specific amenities.
The EAGLES Adult Day Program is offered Monday-Friday, and participants can register for Monday/Wednesday/Friday OR Tuesday/Thursday schedules.
The program runs daily from 9:00 am-3:00 pm.
Before and After Program
The EAGLES program also offers a Before program and an After program at EAGLES sites for an additional fee.
These programs are designed to be unstructured time for participants to read, play games quietly, listen to music, and participate in other self-led activities. Staff are present for the duration of the programs.
Before Program: Drop-off between 8:15–9:00 am
After Program: Pick-up between 3:00–3:45 pm
Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about the EAGLES Before/After programs. There is a minimum of three registrations required to run each of the Before/After programs.