Group Respite Celebrates Friendsgiving

The Opportunity Zone in Maplewood was the scene of a delicious turkey feast as 18 Group Respite participants came together to share a meal around a festively decorated table for their annual Friendsgiving celebration on November 19. The group played games together, used their handprints to make colorful turkey potholders in a crafting activity, and enjoyed a full meal with the Thanksgiving fixings, including turkey, corn, macaroni and cheese, and cornbread. It was a wonderful day to celebrate friendships and all that they are grateful for.

Other recreational programming in November included a busy Hotel Respite weekend, a movie theater trip to see The Marvels, and regular bowling team gatherings at Bowlero in Belleville.

If your loved one with intellectual or developmental disabilities is interested in educational programming, community experiences, seasonally themed events, or weekend group respite programs, you can learn more about all of these activities at The Arc’s Recreation Services page, and view the Winter Recreation Catalog. Contact Assistant Director of Adult Services Dacia King-Sarkodie at (973) 535-1181 ext. 1272 or for more information.