Category: January 2023

Lights, Shopping, and Festive Apparel Fill December Recreation Calendar

Participants in The Arc of Essex County’s recreation programs enjoyed a collection of different holiday-themed activities throughout the month of December. On December 4, the group shopped at the Willowbrook Mall in Wayne to purchase holiday gifts before they shared a meal together at the food court. The Holiday Lights Spectacular on December 11 showcased beautiful twinkling lights at Jenkinson’s Aquarium in Point Pleasant. The Arc participants had a wonderful time viewing the holiday displays, exploring the sweet shop and gift shop, and having a meal together. To close out the bustling season, an Ugly Sweater Cookie Swap on December 18 featured “ugly” [...]

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Studio Arc Receives Grant from Blue Foundry Charitable Foundation

The Arc of Essex County received a $9,855 grant from Blue Foundry Charitable Foundation, which will support new programming at Studio Arc. The funding will support classes such as Music and Movement for toddlers and young children, Saturday Kids Art for children ages 6 to 12, and Teen Art Sessions for youth ages 13 to 20. This innovative program will empower individuals of all abilities and interests. The Arc thanks Blue Foundry for its commitment to supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and is grateful for the generous contribution to Studio Arc programming.

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January Virtual Resources Roundup

The Arc has a variety of resources for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Here, we provide a monthly roundup of the virtual options available to The Arc community throughout the month: § The Arc of Essex County Mystery Movies (January 9, 16, 23, and 30 at 3 p.m.)The Arc of Essex County Game Day (January 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 at 3 p.m.)The Arc of Essex County Book Buddies (January 4, 11, 18, and 25 at 3 p.m.) § The Arc of NJ Self-Advocacy Project: Stay Healthy at Home: 1/3/23: Trying New Things 1/10/23: REPLAY: Sage Advice: Tips for [...]

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