Thursday, January 15, 2015

Out & About With . . . Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library

Imagine!’s Out & About department was created in 1997 in response to the requests of community members with disabilities and family members who care for those with disabilities to have more options for community-based recreation services.

That “community-based” element is key - rather than scheduling activities in a segregated setting, you will find Out & About participants (both adults and children) utilizing recreation centers, bowling alleys, movie theaters, museums, and even amusement parks.

Of course, Out & About wouldn’t be able to provide those services without the support of the many, many community organizations that collaborate with Out & About to ensure that participants are able to receive positive instruction, within a therapeutic framework, to encourage growth, learning, community participation, socialization, health, safety, and the achievement of individual goals. 

Today, I’d like to acknowledge Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library in Broomfield for its support of Out & About. Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library opened up their larger conference room to hold Out & About’s weekly Creative Expressions class last year. Since the library opens at 9AM, that made scheduling the class in a way that was convenient for families and participants much easier.

Thank you, Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library, for your continued support of your community and all of its members.

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