PrimeTime Center Moves to New Eatontown Location
PrimeTime Center (PTC), a day program that emphasizes independent living and actual community experiences for adults with developmental disabilities, has moved into a 7,000 sq. ft. location at 51 James Way, Eatontown. An open house is being planned late September for PTC’s new Eatontown location.
Dave Mock, PTC director, said the former center at 240 Broad Street, Eatontown, was not big enough to accommodate about 65 participants and 15 staff members. The new facility includes a state of the art kitchen that will be used for meal preparation, multiple activity rooms equipped with smartboard technology, and a large common area where participants can eat, socialize, and cultivate friendships.
With the larger space, PTC also plans to offer pre-vocational services to clients sometime in the fall. Mock said, “Learning important job skills will lead participants to greater independence and involvement in their community.”
PTC also has centers at 60 High Street, Carteret, and 485 Brick Boulevard, Brick. In its three New Jersey locations, PTC employs about 45 staff members and services more than 200 participants throughout New Jersey. When they began in the summer of 2012, PTC had a staff of four and three participants.
Eligible adults can apply for PTC services through the Division of Developmental Disabilities. Transportation is provided to and from the program for participants who live within a five-mile radius.
For more information about the new Eatontown site, call (848) 257-1400 or email Dave Mock at firstname.lastname@example.org Visit www.primetimecenter.org
About PrimeTime Center: The mission of PrimeTime Center is to help participants live life to its fullest by practicing independent living skills, such as meal planning, shopping, money management, travel training, housekeeping and using appropriate computer applications and digital tools to solve real life problems. Visits to local restaurants, shopping centers, theaters, museums, financial institutions, and other community-based instruction trips are incorporated into the daily schedule. In addition, participants can take advantage of local community volunteer opportunities.
PrimeTime Center, approved by the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) and Medicaid, provides programs for adults with developmental disabilities throughout New Jersey. Services for PrimeTime clients include acquiring skills for independent living; functional language arts and math instruction; community-based instruction; training in consumer skills, socialization, and self-advocacy; volunteerism; communication skill building; recreational opportunities; physical fitness, and field trips. PrimeTime Centers are open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., all year except for traditional holidays.