Germs VS. Soap Activity

By | March 23rd, 2020|


  • Dawn Dish Soap
  • Ground Black Pepper
  • Water
  • Bowl
  • Plastic Cup

Step 1: Fill your bowl with luke warm water.

Step 2: Sprinkle enough pepper to cover the top of the water.

Step 3: Pour enough Dawn to cover the top of your finger into your plastic cup.

Step 4: Dip a clean, dry finger into the water topped with pepper. See how all of the pepper attaches to your finger? This symbolizes how many germs stick to us when we touch an unsanitized surface.

Step 5: Wipe the pepper off of your finger and dip your clean, dry finger into the cup of dawn and then into the bowl of water. See how the pepper runs from your finger? This shows us how much germs don’t like soap!

Red Light, Green Light: Maintaining Routines at Home

By | March 23rd, 2020|

By: Molly Denny Ph. D.

We feel cooped up, it’s true. This virus may have us all hanging upside down from the couch like little kids who are forced to sit still. When routines are changed, or when things seem a little offcenter, we can all feel the effects of it; but for kids and adults with special needs times such as this are extra challenging. Persons with special needs often thrive on routines at school, routines at home and routines at work but when all of those routines suddenly come to a halt it’s hard to explain and even harder to understand. Here at Daymark Living we have figured out how to ease our residents’ minds by tightening up on the schedule and adding some fun dimensions while we spend extra hours together without visitors or outside influences.  

COVID-19 Resources

By | March 20th, 2020|

With the COVID-19 situation evolving rapidly, Daymark Living’s protocols continue to be updated to protect the well-being of our residents and staff. Based on current State guidance, Daymark is now restricting visitors to essential persons only (staff, healthcare personnel, and local authorities), increasing the frequency of our sanitation schedule and practicing social distancing. In addition, we are also:

  • Controlling access of vendors to campus, and sanitizing areas of contact before and after.
  • Daily symptom checking for staff and residents, including temperature readings.
  • Increased vigilance for personal responsibility activities such as handshaking, social distancing, and personal health hygiene.
  • We have canceled in-person tours and now offer families virtual tours and meetings using email, FaceTime and Zoom. If you are interested in learning more, please call 972-646-2162.

With all these changes, limited visitors and updated infection protocols on Daymark’s campus, helping our residents stay happy, informed, safe and engaged during this crisis is […]