Casino Trip and Friendsgiving for November Fun

A group of 15 adults holding handmade crafts and standing behind a table decorated for Thanksgiving.

Participants in The Arc of Essex County’s Recreation, Respite, and Community Inclusion events in November enjoyed a fun trip to the Mt. Airy Casino and a lively Friendsgiving Celebration.

The trip to Mt. Airy Casino in the Poconos on November 6 included time to try the various slot machines and other games of chance on the casino floor, where some of our participants were lucky enough to score some winnings! The group also enjoyed a meal together at the resort.

In the lead up to Thanksgiving, Arc participants enjoyed a Friendsgiving celebration on November 20 at the Opportunity Zone in Maplewood. In addition to delicious food, the group enjoyed making Thanksgiving crafts and playing games together.

Coming up in December, activities include trips to go holiday shopping and to visit the Holiday Lights Spectacular in Point Pleasant, as well as an Ugly Sweater Cookie Swap.

If your loved one with intellectual or developmental disabilities is interested in educational programming, community experiences, seasonally themed events, or weekend group respite programs, the offerings for individuals 18 and older can be viewed in our Community Inclusion, Recreation, & Respite Calendar. For any questions, contact Assistant Director of Adult Services Dacia King-Sarkodie at (973) 535-1181 ext 1272 or