A blend of services and supports gives participants a range of options to pursue individual dreams, goals and aspirations.
Young men and women explore options as they move from school to the adult world. An individualized curriculum emphasizes abilities.
Following tailor-made fitness routines, learning to navigate a kitchen, following a recipe, preparing meals, ordering from a menu, dining out with friends—these are some aspects of day-to-day life that lead towards independence.
Shopping for people who are homebound, helping care for animals at local shelter are two of the many volunteer offerings through which young men and women gain valuable experiences while giving back to the community.
Academic pursuits including studies in history, literature, math and current events are woven into the day. Discussions led by professionals cover local, state and national issues.
Whether it concerns academics, socialization, volunteerism or an exploration of potential employment opportunities, the time of transition is the time to consider the future.
Physical Fitness: The Rockland Community Field House, the St. Lawrence Center, local gyms, dance studios and the area's many parks and hiking trails are the perfect fit for fitness.
In the Swim: Weekly year ‘round trips to ARC of Rockland’s heated, indoor therapeutic pool in New City are great for toning muscles.
Pursuit of knowledge: The County’s many fine libraries offer books, audio and video tapes and the chance to listen to guest speakers in the company of other members of the Rockland community. ARC of Rockland assists in enrollment and accompanies students to non-credit or for-credit courses at area colleges.
The arts: Taking part in art, music or dance classes within the tri-state area, helps to get creative juices flowing.
Culture and sports: Sporting events, theatre, concerts, area zoological parks and attendance at conferences are a sampling of destinations.
Technology is the way of the world. Individualized instruction increases proficiency.
Living life to its fullest means being part of the broader community. Whether it involves a volunteer position with a local organization, visiting historical sites, engaging in recreational activities, preparing for a career or furthering one’s education—new experiences expand horizons and bolster self-confidence. Small groups of people spend time pursuing activities of mutual interests within Rockland and its environs. Folks with a penchant for the arts might paint, draw, take photos or visit museums and art galleries. Those with a desire to hone pre-employment skills may volunteer at locations that suit their desires—everything from dog walking at an area kennel to delivering meals to people who are homebound.
Age is relative. When it comes to ARC of Rockland’s senior citizens, keeping active and involved is a way of life. ARC seniors spend time visiting peers at senior centers throughout the County. Guest lecturers, trips to sites of recreational and educational interest, cooking, dancing, enjoying lunch at local restaurants, reminiscing—spending time with friends—this is what it means to be young at heart.
Whatever path one takes…be it Without Walls, Post-High School Transition, pre-employment, community activities, the pursuit of higher education or a combination of several offerings, each person’s needs, goals, wishes, dreams and aspirations always come first.