Thursday, April 2, 2015

Out & About With . . . Longs Peak United Methodist Church

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 Longs Peak United Methodist Church for its support of Out & About. For the past several years, Out & About has used Longs Peak United Methodist Church as a base site for its Summer Camp activities. They have always been very open and welcoming to Out & About staff members and participants.

Thank you, Longs Peak United Methodist, for your support of your community and all of its members.

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