Virtual Book Club, Cooking Classes, Dance Parties, and More Make Their Debut!

May 18th, 2020

As The Arc of Essex County continued to roll out virtual offerings throughout the month of May, residents and Day Program and Recreation participants alike flocked to virtual offerings to resume social activities and learn new skills. Activities include a weekly, virtual book club, cooking classes, virtual paint & sip activities and more. Participants enjoyed the programming so much, they kept chatting well beyond the scheduled hour.

Virtual programming was also made available to children and young adults. One teenager in particular has been actively participating in virtual health and wellness activities. “I have to tell you how great it is to have found a rhythm for this new way of things! Zach is loving “virtual workouts” [with Joe] so much! He Gets his clothes & water ready and everything!” said Kristy Gray.

The Arc of Essex County is committed to providing services and supports to those we serve by leveraging technology and practicing social distancing. If your loved one is interested in joining our Day Programs classes, contact Director of Adult Day Services Angela LoSapio at If your loved one is interested in joining our Adult Recreation & Respite virtual gatherings, contact Director of Community Services, Maureen Murray at If your loved one is interested in Children’s Services, contact Director of Children’s Services, Erika Zupkus at

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