Adult Recreation Activities Feature Hearts, Huddles, and Horses

Participants in The Arc of Essex County’s Adult Recreation programs enjoyed a variety of events in February, including a Paint & Sip activity, a Super Bowl Party, and an exciting trip to Medieval Times.

On February 4, the Community Inclusion crew gathered at Studio Arc to create Valentine’s Day-themed masterpieces, painting colorful hearts on canvases to take home. The group also enjoyed chatting over a meal together.

On February 11, Group Respite hosted a pre-game party for the Super Bowl, where they prepared their own party nachos, made football-shaped rice-krispie treats, played football-themed competitions, and made their predictions for the big game.

Medieval Times was the destination for a February 24 Community Inclusion trip. Participants watched the knights battle in a rousing horseback tournament and ate a delicious four-course meal while cheering from the sidelines together.

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-Spring Recreation Catalog. Activities include crafting at Studio Arc, trips to Mount Airy Casino, American Dream, and more, and fun seasonal parties. Contact Assistant Director of Adult Services Dacia King-Sarkodie at (973) 535-1181 ext. 1272 or for more information.