Next Step to Active Living (NSTAL) is an Adult Day Program for individuals with an acquired physical disability. NSTAL provides individuals with the skills, abilities and confidence to independently participate in community recreation activities.
This therapeutic recreation program is structured to provide support, guidance and assistance with various recreation activities, with a goal of transitioning individuals to independent community participation.
Independent participation is developed through self-identified goals, functional assessments, regular check-ins, and consultations.
The program is operated by a supportive team of dedicated professionals with specialized training and experience to meet the needs of participants.
Participants have the opportunity to engage in a variety of physical, social, and cognitive activities including:
This program is not suitable for individuals with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementias.
Our program supports effectively fits into a four-phased recovery approach from an acquired injury:
|Phase 1||Healthcare system||Initial diagnosis with an acute illness|
|Phase 2||Healthcare system||Formal rehabilitation as an inpatient or outpatient|
|Phase 3||NSTAL||Introduction to community recreation participation:
|Phase 4||NSTAL||Continuation program:
Participants pay per session. Length of session varies. Scheduled payments are available. No drop-in available.
There are three steps in applying to the NSTAL Program:
If you have any questions about NSTAL, contact Dawn Pech at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905-615-4770 ext. 2294, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
NSTAL is funded by the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) – Home and Community Care and participant fees. The views expressed in the website are the views of the NSTAL and do not necessarily reflect those of the Mississauga Halton LHIN or the Government of Ontario. Our program structure is outlined in the Multi-Sector Service Accountability Agreement.