A Memorable July for Adult Respite Program Participants

July 30th, 2018

On Sunday, July 8th, The Arc of Essex County’s Adult Respite Program participants held their annual Summer Jam and Fun Day at Camp Hope in East Hanover, NJ. Music, water activities, basketball, and kickball were enjoyed throughout the day. Everyone cooled off in the new splash pad and later sang and danced to their favorite songs thanks to a karaoke machine.

On Friday, July 13, 2018, The Arc of Essex County’s Adult Respite Program celebrated America’s birthday during their monthly World of Food activity. Participants enjoyed hot dogs, burgers, and sides like the egg salad that they prepared in the kitchen of The Arc’s Create Visions Day Program in Orange, NJ. Nothing says “Happy Birthday, America” like a good, old-fashioned barbecue.

Maplewoodstock, on Sunday, July 15th at Memorial Park in Maplewood, NJ, was a fun day for all. Participants enjoyed a variety of collectables, crafts, art, and food vendors while listening to live music by local artists. The month ended on a sweet note on Sunday, July 29th when a visit to the Peach Festival at Alstede Farms called for scrumptious homemade peach treats and a scenic hayride to the peach orchard to pick peaches!

Do you have a loved one interested in The Arc of Essex County's Adult Recreation Services?  Check out our Fall 2018 Recreation Catalog, available here, then reach out to The Arc of Essex County's Manager of Community Supports Services, Dacia King-Sarkodie, to learn how you can enroll - dking@arcessex.org or (973) 535-1181 ext. 1272.