Day Programs Welcome Back Attendees with Phased-In Reopening

October 30th, 2020

The Arc of Essex County began welcoming back day program attendees throughout the month of October.  Implementing a slow, phased-in approach to ensure the health and safety of attendees and staff, three Day Programs including Special Young Adults (SYA), Opportunity Zone, and Bridges are now providing in-person services at a reduced capacity.

While at their respective programs, attendees are assigned to a small cohort and participate with in-center activities and select community-based activities with their group and dedicated staff.  Attendees are enjoying the increased opportunity for in-person socialization including seasonal celebrations and trips into the community where social distancing can be maintained.  Virtual offerings remain in place for individuals electing to remain virtual, and those who are awaiting the opportunity to return to in-person Day programming.

The Arc of Essex County is committed to providing dynamic services and supports by leveraging technology and practicing social distancing.  Our full virtual programming calendars are available online at  www.arcessex.org/virtual.

If your loved one is interested in joining our Day Programs activities, contact Director of Adult Day Services Angela LoSapio at alosapio@arcessex.org. For Adult Recreation & Respite virtual gatherings, contact Director of Community Services, Maureen Murray at mmurray@arcessex.org.