Cane Run Connections (CRC), formally known as Cane Run Farm (CRF), was one of the first privatized day programs in Clermont County. Since its inception in 2003, CRC has seen immense growth and enrollment. The program has reached over 100 persons served from multiple surrounding counties (Clermont, Brown, Hamilton, and Warren). Our goal is to set a “new” standard of adult day program services by making a difference, changing lives, and creating meaningful connections between the community and each person we serve.
Cane Run Connections Adult Day Support Program is a structured full-day program focused on enhancing the lives of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities by encouraging socialization, choice making, independence, community involvement, relationships, personal life skills, and physical/emotional health.
Daily, participants have opportunities to take part in community activities, success-focused structured activities, and leisure-based activities. Our personnel to participant ratios are low, which enables each person to develop his/her unique abilities at a comfortable pace. Moreover, our personnel are trained to provide the needed level of assistance to overcome obstacles impeding his/her personal skill development.
Cane Run Connections operates 260 days a year, Monday – Friday, 7:30am – 2:30pm. Participants in our program bring their own hot or cold lunch Monday through Thursday and RCI/CRC provides lunch on Fridays.
Moreover, all activities are sponsored by CRC at no charge. We offer a magnitude of activities, both onsite and in the community. Onsite, leisure-based activities include: flower/vegetable gardening care and maintenance, pottery classes, music therapy, Wii sports, animal care and companionship, painting, current events, physical activities/exercise and healthy lifestyle skills, arts and crafts, woodworking, massage therapy, cooking classes on health and nutrition, daily life skill activities, checkbook writing, table/board games, and computer activities.
Offsite, community based activities include: shopping at stores such as Kroger, Meijer, Jungle Jim’s, Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and Jo-Ann Fabric; having a coffee at local shops such as Holtman’s Donuts, Dunkin’ Donuts, or Starbucks; eating lunch at restaurants such as Subway, Wendy’s, or the local pizzeria; group exercise at Anchor Fitness by Leah; karate class at Eastgate Martial Arts; hula dancing and bowling; horseback riding; visiting local nursing homes and bringing care packages (no sew lap blankets, crafts, paintings, etc.) for the residents; visiting the local animal shelters and taking along homemade dog biscuits and dog toys; apple and strawberry picking at A & M Orchard; visiting local historic sites like Serpent Mound, Camp Dennison, Grant’s Birthplace/Museum, etc.; walking the trails at local parks like Sycamore Park, Pattison Park, Veteran’s Park, or the Cincinnati Nature Center; and visiting exhibits at Krohn Conservatory and the Cincinnati Fire Museum.
RCI is certified to provide non-medical transportation to and from the participant’s home. Our vehicles are well maintained and inspected annually.
To be eligible to participate in our adult day support program, participant’s must have completed/graduated from the school system or have been disenrolled. Additionally, enrollment in an Individual Options (IO) waiver, SELF Waiver, Level-One Waiver, or Private Pay is necessary for participation. We do accept full-time and part-time enrollment.