Virtual Reality Technology Upgrades Made Possible Thanks to Generous Donor

February 22nd, 2021

Thanks to a generous donation facilitated by Gus Penaranda, The Arc of Essex County recently received 20 virtual reality headsets from North American Wireless Services of New York.  The headsets, coupled with virtual reality software aimed at improving life skills, will be distributed amongst The Arc’s five day program hubs for use when the state authorizes their reopening.

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

If your loved one is interested in joining our Day Programs activities, including self-advocacy offerings, contact Director of Adult Day Services Angela LoSapio at  For Adult Recreation & Respite virtual gatherings, contact Director of Community Services, Maureen Murray at