Thursday, February 19, 2015

Out & About With . . . West View Recreation Center

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 West View Recreation Center in Westminster for its support of Out & About. Last summer, Out & About rented out a space at West View Rec Center for their Summer Camp Art Exploration class. The folks at West View were very accommodating and open to Out & About doing an potentially messy art project in their space.

Thank you, West View Recreation Center, for your support of your community and all of its members.

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