Everyone was excited when Arc participants received their emergency preparedness packs from State Council of Developmental Disabilities (SCDD). Tobias Weare from SCDD was a guest speaker at a Zoom Class we had. He trained our participants how to prepare for an emergency and what to put in an emergency kit. All participants who attended zoom that day received an emergency kit from SCDD. The emergency kit was amazing! It included things like a crank-operated flashlight (with radio, phone charger and light), survival food, a first aid kit, and more.
Here we are on the first week of opening the ACT program after being closed since March of 2020 due to the pandemic. We had to do a major restructure to create 4 separate classrooms to accommodate participants 6 feet apart from each other. We also have more choices of activities and classes now and a new behavior management system called PBIS (positive behavior intervention supports).
The staff and our participants in the TS (Transitional Service) department work and play hard and smart while volunteering in St. Vinnie's Garden, where we rent planting boxes. The participants learn life skills and teamwork while enjoying gardening and contributing to the community. These experiences definitely enhance the quality of life for everyone involved.
Even in Covid, we can't forget about St. Paddy's Day!
The Kitchen Club made delicious Irish Stew, Colcannon (a yummy mashed potato and cabbage dish), avocado deviled eggs (hey, whether we're Irish or not, we're still Californians!), and corned beef deviled eggs.
YUMMY! Thanks to the staff who continue to provide wonderful, life-enriching services for our participants!
Do shláinte! (To your health!)