Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Out & About With . . . Alchemy of Movement

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 Alchemy of Movement for its support of Out & About. Alchemy of Movement has been have been so open, flexible, and welcoming to Out & About staff and participants. Out & About used the space for their Centre Stage for Kids practice for the past school year. Out & About-ers really enjoyed the relaxing environment and the hospitality the owner Lucy has extended to the group.

On behalf of all of Imagine!, thank you, Alchemy of Movement, for your support of your community and all of its members. We greatly appreciate all they have done in the past year, and we look forward to more connections in the future.

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