Expanding Creative Exploration
Our Emeritus Program focuses on skill retention, personal safety, vocational activities, classes, and leisure activities for participants, many of whom are aging or for whom work is not their main goal. Community integration and living skills are also emphasized, such as community safety, purchasing skills, ordering food, or using public transportation. Many of these participants also take classes at our partner organization Saddleback College, and volunteer in the community. The Emeritus Program also includes self-advocacy clubs like Sign Language, Cooking Club and FunBrain, which are operated with participant input. Participants learn to speak up for themselves, make choices, build friendships, listen and reach out to others.
Emeritus Program participants also develop problem solving skills and learn how to acquire information to understand things of interest to them. Best of all, they do all this while having fun in the company of friends. Participant needs and activities in this program are varied, so the staff to participant ratio ranges from 1:1 to 1:4.
Program at a Glance
- Licensed by Community Care Licensing
- Funded by Regional Center of Orange County
- Transportation funded by Regional Center of Orange County
- Facility, college and community integration including volunteer opportunities
- Ratios are 1:1, 1:2, and 1:4
For more information, please contact Pat Wong at 949-837-7280 ext. 309.
If you would like to donate new or gently used items to Vocational Visions, our Emeritus program has a supply donation wish list here for helpful items that will enhance our programming.
You will find a list of items and an Amazon wish list link to purchase supplies directly off of Amazon. When you purchase using our Amazon wish list for Emeritus, your purchase will be shipped directly to our Emeritus Program Manager. If you order through smile.amazon.com and select Vocational Visions as your charity of choice, we will receive an Amazon monetary donation of .05% of your qualified purchases.
You may purchase your donation(s) through other outlets and drop them off to us in-person during our regular business hours or mail your donation(s) to our main address which is our Pala building. We do not receive mail at our Alambre building.
We are happy to receive reusable items that are gently worn. If you would like to donate gently used items, please contact us and let us know the item(s) and the program you wish to donate to.
Thank you for considering a donation to our Emeritus program.