Chandler Day Habilitation Program Center

Meeting participant’s needs, desires and hopes to attain a meaningful and independent life are the heart of our Day Habilitation program. At Lochland, participants are provided with opportunities to realize success and become as independent as possible, with the freedom to make choices, voice opinions and develop their own identities.

The Greenhouse at Lochland has always been a central location for learning and fun. In 1936 and for many years the Greenhouse was used as a summer playhouse and learning center. Children came to play, learn skills, camp out in the summer and celebrate Halloween. Unfortunately the Greenhouse slowly fell to disrepair and due to safety reasons was eventually used only for specific limited events.

In 2005 the Board of Directors made a decision to renovate the dilapidated Greenhouse into a much needed administrative office area. Lochland was growing and evolving and required enhanced administrative oversight to continue this positive growth. However by 2009 the Board made another decision to convert the Greenhouse Administration Building into the Lochland Day Program Center and create a separate administrative area, this was one of the best decisions that could have been made. Lochland has now come full circle. In 1936 the Greenhouse was a place for learning and fun. In 2010 we’re pleased to report the Greenhouse returned to its original status as a place for “learning and fun” now called Chandler Day Habilitation Program Center.

Lochland offers activities that offer both a learning and enriching experience to each person at our Chandler Day Habilitation Center. We strive to meet each individuals valued outcomes and needs. Below are some of the many activities offered to the participants at the Chandler Day Habilitation Program Center: Participants enjoy a variety of summer excursions and activities that are meaningful and fun.

Some excursions enjoyed:

  • Arts — Guitar and dance lessons, weekly music class, arts and crafts
  • Wellness — Walking, swimming, bowling, exercise programs, nutritional support, memory care, speech therapy, massage therapy and personal exercise/health training, hair care and nail care
  • Community Volunteerism — Linden Shop, Mobil Meals, Geneva General Hospital, Adult Day Health Center, Meals on Wheels and Seneca Park Zoo Butterfly Beltway
  • Museums — Genesee Country Museum, Corning Museum, Strong Museum and Science Center, Strasenburg Planetarium and Sonnenberg Gardens
  • Parks — Butternut Falls, Watkins Glen State Park, Seneca Lake State Park, Fair Haven State Park, Outlet Trail and Taughannock State Park
  • Learning Activities — Visits to the library, basic sign language, computer skills, budgeting, meal preparation, kitchen safety, menu planning as well as grocery shopping, daily living tasks to enhance preparation for a job or volunteer opportunity
  • Shopping — Eastview Mall, Carousel Mall, Market Place Mall and Waterloo Premium Outlets
  • Amusements — Darien Lake Theme Park Resort, Seabreeze Amusement Park and New York State Fair
  • Zoos — Burnett Park Zoo and Seneca Park Zoo; Lochland is a part of the Butterfly Beltway sponsored by Seneca Park Zoo participating in an annual butterfly release on campus. Our Day Habilitation Program participants have participated in the Monarch butterfly release program since 2007.

Residential Habilitation

Lochland is located in the beautiful Finger Lakes area in Geneva, New York. The area surrounding the campus is dominated by stately homes that border on Seneca Lake, one of the largest of the Finger Lakes of upstate New York. Lochland is located in shaded groves of chestnut and oak trees and spacious well-trimmed lawns that slope to the lake. The atmosphere is picturesque, park-like and serene.

Lochland is a small residential setting for developmentally disabled adults with five OPWDD certified Supervised IRA’s and one private tuition supportive apartment. Each house has trained residential staff who supervise and encourage the residents in all areas of development. Staff members provide guidance and assistance when needed, but allow residents the freedom to make choices, voice opinions and develop their own identities.

Stewart IRA

Stewart IRA is a beautiful 8 person OPWDD certified residence. It is the original residential facility purchased by Ms. Florence Stewart in 1936. It was OPWDD certified in 2005. Stewart IRA has 4 single barrier free bedrooms located on the 1st floor and 4 single bedrooms located on the 2nd floor. The 4 barrier free bedrooms located on the 1st floor share barrier free accessible bathrooms. The 4 single bedrooms on the 2nd floor have single bathrooms attached.

Stewart IRA is a very old circa 1850 three story mansion overlooking Seneca Lake and has significant historical importance to Geneva as well as to the history of Women’s Rights. Stewart IRA offers an opportunity for persons with diverse intellectual and physical abilities to live and learn together.

Stewart Apartment IRA

This supervised IRA is located on the 3rd floor of the beautiful Stewart Mansion. This apartment is ideal for ambulatory, young or energetic adults. This apartment offers 2 single bedrooms, 1 ½ baths, dining room, kitchen and laundry area.

Campbell IRA

The Campbell IRA is a home for five people. It consists of 1 single and 2 double bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms, living room, dining room and kitchen. This is a two story home with 1 double bedroom and full bath located on the first floor that is accessible and 1 ½ bathrooms with single and double bedrooms upstairs. The home is beautifully located overlooking Seneca Lake and Lochland pool.

This house was generously bequeathed to Lochland by longtime supporters Alex and Ishbel Campbell. Campbell House was the first to be an OPWDD certified Medicaid funded IRA in 1994. This IRA is ideal for energetic, ambulatory people. 24/7 staff supervision and oversight is provided. The downstairs bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, dining room and living room are barrier free, 2nd floor bedrooms and baths are not accessible.